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Harvest 2007

California vintners laud ‘high quality’ 2007 winegrape harvest

The Wine Institute issued a press release yesterday regarding the 2007 winegrape harvest. The release quotes a variety of industry executives, including Napa Valley’s Bill Nancarrow, the winemaker at Duckhorn Vineyards, and Merryvale Vineyards’ winemaker Larry Cherubino, among others. Here’s the synopsis: California’s 2007 wine grape harvest began early, stalled mid-way due to cool weather, [...]

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Video: watch as crews rush to harvest grapes ahead of October storms

The latest installment of our Adopt-A-Grape experience arrived in our in-box yesterday. This round is a video showing the crew rushing to harvest their grapes ahead of the storms we had back in mid-October. Check out the video below to learn what “Mog” stands for and hear about some of the random things that have [...]

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Have the light brown apple moths left the building?

Back in May we told you about a certain pest–the light brown apple moth to be exact–that had been found in the valley and was causing quite a bit of concern due to it’s potential impact on local agriculture. Today, the Napa Register is reporting that the United States Department of Agriculture has decided to [...]

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Photos: Napa Valley vineyards in late October

Our staff photographer was busy this warm, sunny weekend in the Napa Valley–walking vineyards and snapping photos for all of you. We hope you enjoy these beautiful shots taken in late October 2007 in the heart of the Napa Valley as much as we did taking them! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, vineyards, harvest 2007, napa [...]

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Friday light: a short harvest video

We told you before about Adopt a Grape, a website that aims to let you ‘own’ a small piece of the Napa Valley, following a particular vineyard block from bud-break through to harvest. Here’s a short video from the Adopt a Grape folks as they go through the final stages prior to harvest: [techtags: Napa, [...]

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2007 harvest report: Luna Vineyards

The Cork Board’s series of 2007 harvest interviews with local winemakers continues today with Luna Vineyards’ winemaker, Mike Drash. Luna is well-known for its pinot grigio and sangiovese and also produces some amazing cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Read on for some insights from Drash regarding where things stand this second week of October. Our full [...]

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Sights, sounds, smells from harvest ’07

Driving into work this morning under the dark, pre-dawn skies, you wouldn’t think I’d be able to discern the fact that we are smack in the middle of the annual grape harvest in these parts. However, the experience this morning was quite the contrary. Harvest time in the valley is truly an experience for all [...]

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