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Harvest 2008

Images from Harvest 2008 at Spring Mountain Vineyard

As you know, we’ve recently had some issues with image uploading here on the blog. In the meantime, our friends at Spring Mountain Vineyard have been busily working through the 2008 harvest and have been kind enough to share a few photos with us along the way. Below are three shots from the very beginning [...]

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2008 Napa Valley harvest report: week 2

We’ve been remiss in posting this as we continue to work on our technical difficulties. In the past week to 10 days we’ve seen some very hot temperatures here in the Napa Valley–days well over 100 and nights barely cooling down into the 70′s. Definitely not the type of weather the winemakers hope to see [...]

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2008 Napa Valley harvest report: week one

The first installment of our behind-the-scenes harvest coverage has arrived! Again, each week we’ll be talking with the fine folks from Spring Mountain Vineyard up in St. Helena to get details about what’s happening both in the vineyard and at the winery throughout Harvest 2008. Our first installment finds the winery expecting its first fruit–the [...]

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Video: veraison in the vineyards

Back in July we told you and showed you that veraison was underway here in the Napa Valley. Our friends at Adopt-a-Grape are out with their latest video showing the same thing–which means the countdown to harvest and the end of another growing season is officially on. Check it out: [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, [...]

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A special harvest 2008 announcement

Those of you long time Cork Board readers will recall our harvest 2007 coverage including interviews with various local wineries–where we asked for general updates on how things were progressing, etc. With the 2008 harvest just underway, we’re gearing up for some similar activities, only this year we’re taking a slightly different approach. The Cork [...]

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Harvest 2008 still one week away for Napa Valley?

Our friend Tom over at Fermentation has a post today about harvest 2008 already being underway in the Sonoma Valley (in fact, they picked on August 1st! Quite early for sure). As is always the case, the first grapes off the vine are those that will be used to make the sparkling wines–this is due [...]

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More changes in the local vineyards

We told you before about some of the change happening in the local vineyards. There are more changes going on, only this time we’re not talking about what’s going on with the vines specifically. If you look closely enough, you’ll notice some of the vineyard fans have been removed and are being replaced with outhouses [...]

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