August 13th, 2015
Harvest 2015 Gets Started in Dry Creek Valley: A photo essay
Our winegrowers are expecting the 2015 winegrape harvest to yield exceptional quality fruit in smaller quantities than the last three vintages, which were larger than normal throughout most of the state of California. Picking began earlier than usual this year, with David Coffaro Estate and Amista Vineyards harvesting grapes for their sparkling wines on July 29 and August 3, respectively. In 2014, Amista Vineyards harvested for their blanc de blanc two days later on August 5. For still wines, white grapes are rapidly becoming ripe for picking. Preston Farm and Winery began harvesting sauvignon blanc on Tuesday, August 11. Montse Reece, winemaker for Pedroncelli Winery, says, “We expect to begin harvest with our sauvignon blanc the week of August 17. This is within a few days of last year’s harvest.”
Check out the first harvest photos below! Keep up with the latest by following Sonoma County’s hashtag #SCHarvest on social media. You can find Dry Creek Valley on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook daily.
Ashley Herzberg and harvest crew at Amista Vineyards bringing in chardonay for their Sparkling Blanc de Blanc. Photo by John Compisi