Busy Worker Bees — Harvest Updates

Busy Worker Bees

Busy Worker Bees

As temperatures increase, so does the intensity of this year’s harvest. Many producers throughout the valley have been busy bringing in Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and other aromatic whites. Just when we thought it would be another average harvest, Mother Nature has thrown us a curve ball: a prolonged heat wave is keeping winemakers on their Read the full article…

And So It Begins

And So It Begins

Throughout the valley, winemakers are buzzing with the excitement of bringing in their first grapes to the crush pad. We are seeing an array of Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier from both north and south Napa County. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, some producers had the once-in-a-lifetime chance Read the full article…

Did Someone Say Bubbles?

Did Someone Say Bubbles?

The first wine grapes of this year’s harvest were picked on August 7 in southern Napa County and have made their way from the vineyard to the crush pad to become the first sparkling wine of the 2017 vintage. Other sparkling wine producers will be picking their first wine grapes in the coming days. The Read the full article…

Harvest 2017: Coming Soon!

Harvest 2017: Coming Soon!

One year ago, Napa Valley’s wineries were already gearing up to begin picking the first grapes of the new vintage. Thanks to a colder, wetter winter, it looks like our 2017 harvest won’t get underway for a couple more weeks. Right now, winemakers are walking their vineyards, keeping a keen eye on what’s happening. Workers Read the full article…

It’s a Wrap!

It’s a Wrap!

By mid-October, vintners throughout the Napa Valley were breathing a collective sigh of relief – and satisfaction – for the end of this year’s harvest. The near-perfect growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley’s first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Wines from the 2016 vintage Read the full article…