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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sept 1st in the Russian River Valley (photos)

September 1, 2011.  Almost harvest time!  A few grapes are in, mostly for sparkling wines, but it looks like things will start cranking up next week after Labor Day.

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Pinot Noir at Deloach Vineyards

Long rows of vines at Hook & Ladder Winery

Syrah at Russian Hill Winery

From Russian Hill towards Mt. St. Helena

From Russian Hill looking south towards Sonoma Cutrer Winery

An old hop kiln from Russian Hill Winery
Before grapes Sonoma was known for hops

Chardonnay at Rodney Strong Vineyards

Syrah at Rodney Strong

and finally

Lunch at the Bear Republic Brewery
in Healdsburg