2013 Napa Valley wine grape harvest to start this week

by TrevR on July 30, 2013

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Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. The annual wine grape harvest is set to begin later this week.

Wine grapes enter veraison in Napa Valley's Oak Knoll District: August 2010

Mumm Napa, the Rutherford-based sparkling wine producer that is typically one of the valley’s first to start the annual rite of passage, will kick off Harvest 2013 on August 1st.

A recent Associated Press article noted the earlier than “normal” expected start to harvest this year. Trefethen Vineyards’ COO Jon Ruel was quoted as saying:

“We’re a full month ahead of 2009, ’10 and ’11. There’s no such thing as a normal year, and this isn’t a normal year.”

For all you hardcore wine enthusiasts, check out our coverage of the past six years of harvest from the Napa Valley at the links below.

2007 Napa Valley wine grape harvest
2008 Napa Valley wine grape harvest
2009 Napa Valley wine grape harvest
2010 Napa Valley wine grape harvest
2011 Napa Valley wine grape harvest
2012 Napa Valley wine grape harvest

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