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2020 Harvest
Fieldnotes

10/16/2020 — 

Given the wildfires in Napa this year, there has been much talk about the 2020 vintage. As we have done for over 150 years, Napa Valley will persevere, and our winemakers will continue to make world-class wines. We’ve got grit and we’re facing every challenge 2020 is throwing our way and making the best of it.

To be clear, the 2020 vintage is not lost. This has been a challenging vintage to be sure, but our winemakers are hard at work, and as of now 80% of our wineries are moving forward with the vintage. Rest assured that our winemakers vision to produce world class wine is unwavering, and only wine worthy of having Napa Valley on the label will make it into the bottle.

Our wineries are open for business. The valley is safe. We welcome you to come join us. The above photo is the view from CADE Winery. Don’t you wish you were there right now?

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All About Harvest

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 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.