The most important decision in winemaking is deciding when to harvest.
The key to an excellent harvest begins with the choices we make in the vineyard. Hot weather patterns, freak rainstorms, and even hail have been known to make an appearance during this critical Napa Valley season. Pick too early, and you might have underripe fruit. Wait too long, and you risk fruit rot.
While we can never control the whims of Mother Nature, we can follow our instincts and trust our winemaking team to bring in the best fruit available- rain or shine. This year's weather has been much more "shine" than usual, resulting in beautiful fruit set. Our early picking yields are expected to be comparable to 2012 & 2013.
We encourage you to follow our journey to harvest this year on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages and see harvest through our eyes. The most exciting time of year is about to begin!