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Thursday, September 8, 2016

2016 Grape Havest Update

The Sonoma County wine grape harvest started in earnest in late August during several weeks of below average temperatures. There have been nice, warm temps for most of the past week or so to move ripening along. We are currently forecast for slightly below average temperatures for at least a couple weeks. This is probably a blessing to help prevent everything from ripening at once.

According to reports the county is less than 20% done (as to be expected this early in the season). But things are ramping up and the next several weeks will find things in high gear.

It's been mostly the early season crops of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir coming in so far. Quality looks good as does quantity.

Couple recent news articles
East Bay Times
Santa Rosa Press Democrat