Harvest 2007

Photos: changing colors of the Napa Valley vineyards

It’s been a while since our resident photographer walked the vineyards to capture how things currently look in the Napa Valley. With the ’07 harvest well underway and warm sunny days lending themselves to cooler, crisper nights, the vineyards they are a changin’. Have a look: [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, vineyard, napa valley vineyards, vineyard […]

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Wine Spectator reports on the potentially ‘fantastic’ 2007 wine harvest

Wine Spectator is out this afternoon with a nice round-up article on the latest prognostications for the 2007 wine harvest. Overall, it’s a good read, although at this point, haven’t we all come to expect the various winemakers to hype the annual harvest every year? Here’s one of the Napa Valley-related excerpts: In Napa Valley, […]

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Five ways you can tell the annual grape harvest is near

Since we’re nearing mid-August, we thought we’d share a few tips on how to tell if the annual winegrape harvest is near. Here they are, in no particular order: 1) When you call to book a room in the Napa Valley for late August – October only to find that every B&B, hotel and motel […]

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Napa Valley grapes begin to show their true colors

Here were are in late July, another growing season nearing its final stages, and across the Napa Valley the wine grapes are beginning to show their true colors. The transformation from light green to dark purple has begun! Yesterday, we snapped a couple quick photos of wine grapes at dusk in the heart of the […]

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More concerns around the 2007 Napa Valley wine harvest

Earlier this year we told you about concerns that the dreaded glass winged sharpshooter may have made its way into the Napa Valley. Now, reports are circulating about the light brown apple moth from Australia having made its way to the valley. Despite its name, the moth most certainly could target the valley’s grape crop–having […]

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Grapes growing in Napa Valley

Just wanted to share a quick photo taken on Sunday in St. Helena. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, grapes]

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Bud break in Napa!

Late this week we got a note from our friends at The Wine Consultant asking if we’d seen bud break in the Napa Valley as of yet. The answer? You bet! Many of the Chardonnay vines in the southern Napa Valley AVA of Carneros are showing signs of life as the weather has remained sunny […]

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