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Harvest Analysis: Crafting Wines with Precision and Quality

Harvest Analysis: Crafting Wines with Precision and Quality

Two potential problems marked an otherwise good harvest for California grape growers: Heatwaves and fire. Each may have affected the grapes’ development and require winemakers to make specific adjustments to achieve their goals for the wine profile. “The heatwaves stopped the sugar load, and when that happens the ripening process halts as well. Instead of […]

California Wine 2017 Harvest Report

California Wine 2017 Harvest Report

Strong Quality Across the State as Ample Rain Ends Drought SAN FRANCISCO — California’s 2017 wine harvest wrapped up early this fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state ending a five-year drought. While October wildfires in North Coast wine communities made international headlines, the state’s vineyards […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Dry Creek Valley Reflects on 2017 Harvest: A Challenging Season Yields Quality Fruit

Dry Creek Valley Reflects on 2017 Harvest: A Challenging Season Yields Quality Fruit

From Heavy Rain to 100+ Degree Heat, Dry Creek Valley’s Growers and Grapevines Worked Hard to Produce an Impressive Vintage HEALDSBURG, Calif. (November 3, 2017)—With fermentations almost complete and wines going into barrel, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV) are finally catching up on some much-needed rest after a tumultuous 2017 harvest season. This year […]

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Finger Lakes Wineries Overwhelmed by Grape Harvest

Finger Lakes Wineries Overwhelmed by Grape Harvest

“If there’s a running theme to this year’s harvest in the Finger Lakes, for most growers it is probably higher yields,” notes Hans Walter-Peterson Researcher from Cornell in a recent Veraison to Harvest Report

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Sonoma County 2017 Vintage Expected to Showcase Exceptional Quality

Sonoma County 2017 Vintage Expected to Showcase Exceptional Quality

90% of Sonoma County Fruit Harvested Prior to Wildfires SANTA ROSA, CA (October 19, 2017) – As Sonoma County recovers from the recent wildfires, Sonoma County Vintners (SCV) foresees the 2017 vintage to be the same quality wines that consumers and wine lovers have come to expect from Sonoma County. Warm weather in late August […]

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2017 Harvest Largest Yet for LDV Winery

2017 Harvest Largest Yet for LDV Winery

Near perfect growing season resulted in high quality, abundant wine grapes SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 11, 2017)—This year’s harvest is the largest yet for LDV Winery, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next year of planting its first grapes in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills in southeastern Arizona. “After a very hot June and early July and a brief […]

By October 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Beaujolais, the 2017 Vintage: Opulent, joyful, silky, fresh and vibrant

Beaujolais, the 2017 Vintage: Opulent, joyful, silky, fresh and vibrant

New York, NY, October 5th, 2017 – The grape harvest has come to a close in Beaujolais and the hustle and bustle has now moved from the vineyards to the cellars. The greater part of the picking took place during the first two weeks of September; an ideal period for the winegrowers since the intense […]

Santa Lucia Highlands Winegrape Harvest Winds Down After Record Heat Makes for a ‘Fast and Furious’ Season

Santa Lucia Highlands Winegrape Harvest Winds Down After Record Heat Makes for a ‘Fast and Furious’ Season

High Quality, Minor Damage Prevail Despite Labor Day Heat Wave Santa Lucia Highlands, Calif., October 4, 2017­­— The 2017 wine grape harvest in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, which started in early September, is nearing its end with vintners waiting on the last of the grapes to wrap up a wild and compacted harvest. Some […]

Cooler Weather and Thunderstorms Are the Latest Additions to Sonoma County’s 2017 Wine Harvest Saga

Cooler Weather and Thunderstorms Are the Latest Additions to Sonoma County’s 2017 Wine Harvest Saga

Intense Heat Wave Gives Way to Wet and Cooler Conditions SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 27, 2017) – When the book is closed on the 2017 Sonoma County winegrape harvest, “weather” will need to dominate the conversation as Mother Nature continues to impact the efforts of local farmers as they harvest this year’s crop.  The year […]

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New Machine Uses Density to Meet Grape Sorting Challenges

New Machine Uses Density to Meet Grape Sorting Challenges

Could the French Tribaie be the next big thing for ensuring quality of wine with its unique grape-sorting process?

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
2017 Napa Valley Harvest Press Conference, Livestreaming on Tuesday, 9/26 at 9 AM

2017 Napa Valley Harvest Press Conference, Livestreaming on Tuesday, 9/26 at 9 AM

You’ve got questions. We have answers! Tune In to Watch the 2017 Harvest Press Conference NAPA, CA (September 21, 2017) – On Tuesday, September 26, ,2017 at 9:00 a.m. (PDT), the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) will host the 2017 Napa Valley Harvest Press Conference featuring a panel of industry experts, including: Meaghan Becker, General Manager at […]

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Celebrates 45th Napa Valley Harvest

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Celebrates 45th Napa Valley Harvest

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is celebrating its 45th Napa Valley harvest. To date, the winery has picked Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Scheurebe as well as its first blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards located in St. Helena, Oakville and Stags Leap District. Sauvignon Blanc Harvest, photo by Matt Morris “It seems like we were just toasting […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Sonoma County Wine Harvest Off to a Fast Start

Sonoma County Wine Harvest Off to a Fast Start

August Heat Wave Increases Sugar Levels Leading to Early Harvest SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 7, 2017) – Ask any winegrape grower to describe the grape harvest in Sonoma County and you typically hear “harvest time is like a marathon.”  When it comes to the 2017, harvest has taken off like a sprint and the pace […]

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Phantom Creek Kicks Off 2017 Vintage with First Sparkling Wine Harvest

Phantom Creek Kicks Off 2017 Vintage with First Sparkling Wine Harvest

Oliver, British Columbia: Phantom Creek Estates started its inaugural sparkling wine harvest this week with Pinot Noir from East Kelowna. The harvest began with a celebratory toast from President Ingo Grady.  The 2017 vintage got off to a slow start after a cool, wet spring. However, warm summer temperatures quickly accelerated the pace of the […]

By September 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
2017 Oregon Grape Harvest Underway at The Carlton Winemakers Studio

2017 Oregon Grape Harvest Underway at The Carlton Winemakers Studio

Should Hit Full Tilt Next Week with the Arrival of Grapes from Washington The Oregon wine grape harvest began yesterday morning around 9:30 a.m. at The Carlton Winemakers Studio with the arrival of four tons of Pinot Noir from Hess Creek Vineyard in the Dundee Hills.  “The grapes appear to be in great condition with […]

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