Shoveling the Tank: A Talk with Napa Valley Harvest Interns

Every vintage tells a story! Join us to listen to the story of the 2021 vintage as told by three harvest interns who are among the first to taste and touch the fruits of this year’s harvest. Sommelier Femi Oyediran of Charleston’s Graft Wine Shop & Bar explored first impressions of year’s wines with Gabriela Lifsher of Crocker & Starr Wine, Lena Wellington of Inglenook and Imane Hanine of Matthiasson.


This year’s harvest story has been one of balance with farmers and vines adapting to drought conditions. The lack of rainfall created perfect balance of vine canopy and crop load creating intensely flavored, small size berries. The 2021 vintage is expected to produce wines of great depth, complexity and character, and winemakers are excited about what they are tasting.