05/22/2023 — No news is good news! We’ve made it through any concern of frost and are waiting for flowers to happen. Each flower can become a grape, so this delicate time is the last important stage before fruit set. But so far so good in the valley for the #2023Vintage!
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All About Harvest
What does it take to bring home a perfect wine grape? View photos, videos and stories about the traditions, heroes and stages behind Napa Valley’s annual harvest.
Stages of Harvest
There are many factors that determine when grapes are harvested. Find out when grape varieties are generally picked in the Napa Valley and why.
From Vine to Wine
From bud break to bottling, learn what it takes for a grape to become wine that lives up to Napa Valley’s reputation for quality.
How Cabernet Sauvignon is Made
Go from vineyard to glass and learn how Napa Valley’s most widely grown grape variety becomes wine.
How Chardonnay is Made
Chardonnay is probably the most well-known white wine grape. It originated in the Burgundy region of France, but it is grown all over the world.