We have officially wrapped up our picking season as of Saturday, September 18th! The winery is still abuzz with activity and will be for a few more weeks as the last picks become wine, but it feels great to have gotten so much done.
Every day is Pinot Noir day for us, especially now that harvest has started, but today it’s Pinot Noir day for the rest of the country, too. August 18th is National Pinot Noir Day, a time to pay homage to one of the world’s most popular wines!
Winter weather has arrived in Sonoma County, the chill is very apparent where ever you go. Harvest is complete and the year is winding down, but there is still plenty going on at the ranch and in the cellar!
Every year in July our estate grown fruit begins veraison, their skins slowly transitioning from unripe green to Pinot Noir red. It’s the end of growth and the onset of ripening; a time when the acidity of the fruit begins to wane and sugars begin to accumulate. There’s a subtle change in the air of the vineyard, the promise of flavors and aromas on the cusp of becoming reality.