2009 Napa Valley wine grape harvest likely to start before the end of the week

by TrevR on August 12, 2009

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It’s that time of year again. The weather is heating up, the grapes are ripening and harvest is nearly upon us.

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Mumm Napa, the sparkling wine producer in Rutherford, is typically one of the first to begin bringing its fruit in each year (sparkling wine grapes are picked before still wine grapes) and this year will be no different.

According to a spokesman for Mumm Napa the winery expects to begin harvesting in Napa Valley early this Friday morning following “nice, mild weather and an even ripening season.” At this point Mumm Napa anticipates its Pinot Noir crop to be of average size and the Chardonnay to come in slightly above average.

We’ll have loads more harvest 2009 coverage for you in the coming days, including regular updates from a couple local wineries, so stay tuned…

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