Powering on through Harvest — Harvest Updates

Powering on through Harvest

Powering on through Harvest

“Our winemaking community is full of creative people who can adapt when the weather, power availability or other environmental changes take place.”  — Pam Starr, Crocker & Starr, winemaker and owner While much of Napa Valley is currently experiencing significant power outages, we are ready to power on through harvest. With last week’s cooler weather Read the full article…

Cabernet Has Arrived

Cabernet Has Arrived

Who said Mother Nature is predictable certainly not a Napa Valley winemaker! Warm late summer weather segued into a cooling trend in mid-September, with a touch of rain, all starting to show the beginning signs of fall. The result of the changes in weather? The picking of white wine grapes nearing is well underway and, Read the full article…

Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

White wines are in full swing and some winemakers are starting to bring in their early ripening red varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel. While many are still patiently waiting for the bulk of their red wine grapes to start rolling in, everyone can agree that these warm days and cool nights are perfect Read the full article…

Waiting on Reds…

Waiting on Reds…

Bins filled with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are slowly making their way from vineyards to winery crush pads throughout the valley. For white varieties already harvested, we’re seeing a balance of acidity and floral notes. This first “peek” portends a promising vintage, highlighting balance, freshness and maturity.  While we are still weeks away from reds Read the full article…

And So It Begins!

And So It Begins!

The first fruit of harvest 2019 is in! Mumm Napa and Judd’s Hill are just a few members whose fruit made its way from vineyard to crush pad in the last couple of days. Picking of white wine grapes, such as Sauvignon Blanc, will start in the next week to 14 days. Recent warm temperatures Read the full article…