Napa Valley Grape Harvest

Each year at the end of summer, the Napa Valley comes alive with the excitement and rush of harvest. After months of careful nurturing and observation, winemakers all over the valley finally give the word, “it’s time.”

 

The Stages of Harvest

 

Harvest Workers

 

Vineyard crews work morning and night throughout the grapevines to deliver this years crop to the crushpads. Grapes for sparkling wines are the first to be picked, followed by white wines in early August. Harvest continues through late October – sometimes early November - for red varieties and can last until December for late-harvest dessert wines.

 

Cheers Glasses

 

As the grapes come in, glasses are raised and crews celebrate the culmination of a year’s hard work and another great vintage. The conclusion of harvest leads into Cabernet Season, where the winemakers can finally take a moment to relax and appreciate the fruits of their labor.

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Young Grapes on Vine

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GRAPE STOMPING

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