Harvest 2018 When we planted our first Sauvignon blanc vines in 2009 it was an experiment to see how well the variety would do. After all we are at 5000’ feet elevation in an arid climate with monsoonal summers during ripening. The fine wines industry was just starting to develop in our area with two… Continue reading Harvest 2018
After 5 years, the first two Assyrtiko vines from UC Davis have given us a mature crop. These vines take a lot of patience, but they’re perfect for our Monsoon climate. The clusters are full but the berries are separated and resist the humidity. The skins are tough and full of tannins that express the… Continue reading Assyrtiko Harvest 2017
It’s been a wet Monsoon season. Almost twice as much rain as a normal summer. We’re really pleased with the Sauvignon blanc crop. The grapes are full and ripe. Insect pressure wasn’t as bad as last year due to spraying at the first sign of Rose Chafer beetles. There were very few Grape Colopsis beetles.… Continue reading Harvest August 2017
2015 found us unable to take care of the vineyard. It was more important for a father to walk his daughter down the aisle in California than harvest his grapes. Even though I had help taking care of the vineyard nature dealt a fatal blow to the crop before it could be harvested. The bird… Continue reading Harvest 2016
Harvest on August 11 was a success. Ladies and gentlemen… We have Sauvignon blanc.