2020 Harvest

09/21/2020 — Do you drink Verdelho? You should. And Coquerel Family Wine Estates makes an awesome one.

Coquerel Family Wine Estates is located just beyond the town of Calistoga at the north end of the Napa Valley. Their estate vineyard sits in the afternoon shadows of the Mayacamas Mountains. It also produces exceptional Verdelho, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah. These light whites are usually the first style of grapes to come in in Napa Valley and this year was no different:

August 26th – First grapes of the harvest – Verdelho- coming in:

Following less than a week later (August 31st) was their Sauvignon Blanc which came in during the cool of the night:


Night Harvest in Napa Valley



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