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What’s happening in the vineyards as harvest progresses? The Turrentine Grape Team will be highlighting what they are hearing and seeing in the vineyards throughout California every week.

North Coast:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon harvest is underway in Sonoma and Napa Valley with tonnages looking average to above average.
  • Sauvignon Blanc is just finishing up and looks to be above average in all areas in the NC.
  • Mendocino County Merlot picking above average
  • The rain last week hasn’t caused any quality issues so far
  • PN and CH in Sonoma County are 50% thru harvest; tonnage so far is above average yields
  • OPPORTUNITY: Overage tons available in all areas of the NC, email for more information and specifics (Kelly@turrentinebrokerage.com)

Interior:

  • Weekend rain had no effect in the Northern Interior.
  • Reds being harvested and yields are strong; quality standards are being strongly enforced.

Central Coast-Monterey County:

  • Working through early varieties; Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Riesling.
  • Chardonnay next up within a week, hopefully(growers).
  • Yields are strong for all varieties being harvested

San Luis Obispo + Santa Barbara

  • A few light scattered showers, but it had no effect
  • Cooler weather has slowed down the fast pace of maturity to a small degree, with the exception of Cabernet Sauvignon
  •  Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon harvest has begun and could potentially go full throttle in the next two weeks
  • Paso Robles crop picking out a bit light