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2020 Harvest
Fieldnotes

02/09/2021 — It’s that time of year again. The time when even the local might be tempted to pull off the road to get a photo of the amazing fields of yellow that cover Napa Valley. This happens every February and we never grow tired of it. We think yellow looks good on Napa Valley!

The photo above is from Ackerman Family Vineyards.

This photo is from Shafer Vineyards:

 

And here is the scene at Baldacci Family Vineyards:

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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.