2020 Harvest is shaping up to be one of the most troubled harvests around the world, however without adversity there is no growth, right? California, Oregon and parts of Washington wine country have been battling heat waves and wildfires. France is dealing with major drought and low yields, Italy actually had thunderstorms and TORNADOES! Yes, Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore. Oh, and did we mention we all have collectively been drudging through a pandemic that has forced thousands of restaurants, tasting rooms, bars, and anywhere else you used to get a nice glass of wine or cocktail at to close, some indefinitely! Needless to say this has been quite the year, however we push forward and onward in hopes to finally see that light at the end of the tunnel. We are thankful for our suppliers who work so hard during these challenging and sometimes seemingly impossible times. They are the light at the end of our tunnel and we hope you enjoy seeing a glimpse of the future to come.. #harvest2020
Tobin James Cellars
“The bright spots of this year’s harvest” #pasowine #californiawinemonth #tobinjamescellars
#peachycanyonharvest2020 Hand sorting fruit fresh off the vine.
Center of Effort
Center of Effort team picking Pinot Noir in smoke and haze.
Ampelos bringing in bins from the vineyard to sort.
This is a shot of the first day of harvest for Chronic on 8/28. This is Tempranillo from the Adelaida district (a sub AVA) of Paso Robles. This will most likely go into the blend for our small production DTC wines, El Perfecto and/or Love Insects.
Villa San Juliette Winery
Assistant Winemaker Mike sorting through a beautiful new vintage of Merlot. We're officially in red grape season at VSJ!
Victor Hugo Winery
We haven’t started picking yet, but we’re getting close. I’m out in the vineyard checking each morning. We’re probably going to start our whites, Viognier and Chardonnay, in about two weeks. It will probably be at the very end of September for the earliest reds which are Zin and Syrah for us.
We picked Viognier and a new block of Syrah for Rosé – both from Paderewski – last Thursday and Friday. The year in the vineyard was looking, dare I say – normalish – but now some crazy heatwaves followed by cool weather and more heat are making me reconsider this vintage’s personality. It is 2020, after all! Let’s all hope this vintage turns the year around for the better.
Harvest is well underway here at Midnight Cellars! Busy, exciting work at our crush pad!
Jack Creek Cellars
Grassini Family Vineyards
Low fog over the crop ready for picking! Harvest 2020!
Alta Colina Winery
Rosé lees...pink and pretty from day one #rootedinpaso #harvest2020
Sans Liege Wines
Curt in See Canyon harvesting Syrah from Evenson Vineyard.
Fableist Wine Co.
This Albarino pick was a whole lot sweeter with Charlie, Curt's youngest daughter, by his side!
Here is a photo from our first day of Sauvignon blanc harvest when we did the blessing of the grapes.
Adelaida Vineyard & Winery
The Adelaida team hard at work picking in the Anna’s Estate Vineyard
Sunrise harvest at Thacher Estate vineyard in the Willow Creek District.
Tondre Vineyard and Winery
Chardonnay harvest at Tondre Grapefield! Many hands go into making lovely wine.
Clos Solène, a true family operation.
McPrice Myers Harvest in full swing! Photo credit is to Jason Hickman Photography.