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Harvest Peaks as Autumn Begins

The grape harvest is reaching its peak in California and many vintners and growers are now well passed the halfway mark for bringing in the 2014 wine grape crop. Mother Nature also brought us a taste of autumn weather in the form of a little light rain and cooler temperatures in northern California, which will slow the process ever so slightly before picking begins again in earnest in the final days of this year’s harvest.

Vintners and growers continue to comment on the early, abundant and high-quality nature of this year’s crop. Plans are underway for Thanksgiving celebrations that most in the wine industry don’t get to enjoy because it’s normally such a busy time. It looks like we may have the opportunity to give thanks for some time off around the holidays this year due to the early harvest. 

Napa Valley Earthquake

Shift in Napa from earthquake to havest. Read more.

Napa Valley was shaken and stirred at 3:20 a.m. by an earthquake that measured 6.0 on the Richter scale – the most severe in northern California in 25 years. For the wine industry, at least the timing was fairly fortunate.

Authorities said more than 120 people sought minor medical care and that a child was in critical condition after being crushed by a fireplace. California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the wake of the 3:20 am quake, which ignited fires, burst water mains, caused gas leaks and even cracked roads. Read more.

 

Suggested Wineries
Jada Vineyard & Winery
Visit our west side Paso Robles winery amidst the vineyards and oaks. We produce Jersey Girl Syrah, a Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petite Verdot fruit, a non-traditional Rhone blend with Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot and a 100% Syrah.
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
Clautiere Vineyard
Paso Robles - A Winery Like No Other - Come visit this vibrant, colorful & energetic tasting room, gift shop and commercial kitchen for an unforgettable experience.
Autry Cellars
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
Rotta Winery
Founded in 1908 by the Rotta Family, it is the only remaining family owned “original” winery in San Luis Obispo County. Visit us and taste our great Zinfandel.
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Have a wine related question? "Ask the Advisor" is our new feature where you can have your burning wine questions answered. We plan to tackle a broad range of subjects from food and wine pairing to the pros and cons of wild yeast fermentation. No question is too simple (we like those because they are easier to answer) and if you have a tough one we can't answer it we will either punt, call in for industry reinforcements or go back to Fresno State.
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From Carneros to Oakville
Napa Valley is itself an appellation and has 13 unique sub appellations (AVA’s) within its boundaries. Each AVA has a distinctive microclimate, soil, terrain, and elevation that imprint identifiable characteristics into the fruit. Starting in the southern district of Los Carneros we explore eight AVA's of the southern Napa Valley...
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Winery Row Paso
Just a couple of miles from downtown Paso Robles, and a mile off the main wine trail of Highway 46, is Winery Row Paso, a 120-acre winery destination. Fourteen 10,000 sq. ft. turn-key wineries are permitted for construction and are for sale or lease to winemakers who want more control over their product along with...
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The Hills & Dells of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara
Visitors to this region can enjoy many small family owned wineries and have a better chance to meet and talk with the winemakers than in other regions. On the west side, dense redwood forests overlook the Pacific Ocean, while the east side looks down upon Santa Clara and what is known as Silicon Valley.
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Central Coast's Earth Friendly Wineries
The Central Coast is home to thousands of acres of vineyards that are grown with earth friendly, sustainable agricultural practices. Sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals—environmental health, economic profitability, and social equity. Here is a list of wineries and vineyards on the Central Coast who have subscribed to these practices.
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