Nearing the Finish Line — Harvest Updates

Nearing the Finish Line

Nearing the Finish Line

It’s warmed up again since last week’s cooler temperatures and light rain, nudging along an already early and accelerated harvest season. Some Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are still taking on a few more days of sun and warmth, but most red varieties have ripened and are being brought in. A bit unusually, Napa Valley Read the full article…

Full-Press Pace: The Reds are Ready

Full-Press Pace: The Reds are Ready

Harvest continues its full-press pace, having really kicked in with last week’s hot temperatures. Everyone is grateful for cooler temperatures this week, to give both people and grapes a breather. Rain on Wednesday was most welcome as it lightly hydrated and rinsed the grapes still hanging, which continue to develop and concentrate flavors. Almost all Read the full article…

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

By Saturday, all that we’ve been working with at harvest was put in perspective as the Valley Fire blew up to the northeast in Lake County. The human side of our business is especially important at a time like this and seeing our friends and neighbors in crisis reminds us of what really matters. I’m Read the full article…

Here Come the Whites!

Here Come the Whites!

After grapes for sparkling wines, Sauvignon Blanc and other wine grapes, often referred to as aromatic whites, are typically the next Napa Valley grapes to be brought from the vineyard to the crush pad. These grapes tend to mature earlier than most other grapes. Their sought-after and refreshing citrus, tropical and other fruit flavors are Read the full article…