September 2011

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Believe it or not, this weekend marks the beginning of October. Fall has arrived and with it harvest is underway. It’s a busy, busy time here in the Napa Valley, but if you’re planning to visit over the next couple days, here are a few events worth checking out. Saturday, October 1st From 11am – […]

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State of the Napa Valley wine harvest: ‘like standing at the top of Matterhorn in your skis waiting to jump off’

The 2011 Napa Valley wine grape harvest officially kicked-off in late August, but by all accounts it’s moving along slowly due in part to the cool summer. To-date, most wineries have been bringing in sparkling and white varietals (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay) with a few just recently starting to pick the early reds (Zinfandels, etc.) Earlier […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Another week is nearly done, which means it’s time to turn our attention to making some weekend plans. For those visiting the Napa Valley, be sure to check out the events below and be sure to tell them you heard about them on The Cork Board! Saturday, September 24th From 12pm – 4pm Cosentino Winery […]

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Spottswoode Late Summer Garden Party: an annual rite of passage

As Summer winds down and harvest get set to kick-in there are many things to look forward to. Cooler days, gorgeous fall colors emerging across the valley, unreal scents wafting through the air. The list goes on and on. For us, the end of Summer also marks an annual visit to Spottswoode Estate in St. […]

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Five signs the annual wine grape harvest is here

It’s no secret the Napa Valley can dazzle your senses. From fine wine and food, to amazing year round sights, to unique sounds and world-class massages, there is something to occupy all five senses. With that in mind, we thought we’d offer up five signs that the annual wine grape harvest is here. Sights: Crews […]

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Follow the story of the 2011 Napa Valley wine grape harvest

Back in 2007 when we started this blog, getting updates around the annual wine grape harvest was like pulling teeth. Few if any wineries had their own blogs, none were on Twitter, Facebook was rarely used and YouTube was nothing more than an afterthought. Thankfully, some four years later many of the local wineries have […]

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Photos: September sights from the Napa Valley

Harvest is officially underway in the Napa Valley and the long Labor Day weekend is now in the rear view mirror. As we head towards Fall, here are a few photos we’ve taken recently that capture the current state of the valley. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, harvest]

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