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Grgich Hills Estate | Napa Valley

Vintage Report September 2016

Picking white grapes at night in our American Canyon Vineyard

Harvest 2016 is underway! We had picked a couple of vineyard blocks last week but on Wednesday the cellar crew welcomed 20 tons of Sauvignon Blanc plus Old Wente Clone Chardonnay from Carneros. Another 60 tons arrived Thursday.

We pick our white grapes at night so they are naturally cold when they arrive at the winery, preserving all of their wonderful aromatics and flavors. Thanks to the cool, even temperatures, the ripening is nicely spaced and the 10 day forecast is for more of the same. The quality looks fantastic so far!

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