Did Someone Say Bubbles? — Harvest Updates

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…

2016 Harvest Press Conference

Our colleagues at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers brought together a panel of industry experts on October 12 to discuss Napa Valley’s 2016 growing season, as well as other insights and challenges currently facing Napa Valley grapegrowers and wine producers today. Visit the Napa Valley Grapegrowers website for more information about the conference and speakers.

Nearing the Finish Line

Nearing the Finish Line

Thanks to a recent series of warm days, many vineyards progressed to perfect ripeness resulting in a grape picking frenzy at the end of September. October started with some light showers that settled the dust, but did not threaten any grapes remaining on the vine. With warm temperatures predicted for at least the next week, Read the full article…