The year started out a little rough with flooding and lots of mildew pressure. We managed to get through all of this and moved into the harvest early to mid September.
The white grapes came in normal with the exception of chardonnay which came in lighter than we saw last year. This years harvest was a lot of stopping and starting, we saw about a weeks break between each varietal. Our reds look about average across the board but we did see smaller cluster sizes.
We had some intense heat and sunlight in the late summer Continue reading Dad’s 2017 Harvest Notes