Sonoma County, CA, September 28, 2012– With harvest well underway throughout Sonoma County following a growing season that was as textbook perfect as few vintners and growers can remember, Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers will be issuing a series of harvest updates from the perspective of vintners based in the region’s largest appellations, […]
George Rose shared this series of photos capturing night harvesting work by J Vineyards & Winery of Chardonnay for sparkling wine at their West Side Road Vineyard in Russian River Valley, Sonoma County.
Pinot Gris photographed at Preston Vineyard in Russian River Valley shows veraison, or changing of color in the grape clusters. As the growing season progresses here in Sonoma County, and the all-green clusters of grapes begin to change color in a process called veraison (A French word commonly pronounced “veraision” by Americans), it is a signal […]
Fog is a very important part of winegrowing here in Sonoma County, where 70 miles of Pacific coastline combine with diverse topography and several points of entry along the coast to create an array of climatic conditions, which is the reason Sonoma County produces such a wide array of wines of high quality. Here at E&J Gallo […]
Sonoma County is now well past the frost phase, and thankfully the pressures this year were minimal. The next stressor for grape growers comes when delicate flowers are on the vines, leading to the set of the grape clusters, which turns out to be a good indication of yield. If something happens during these key […]
We will talk from time to time about our SCV winery members in this blog, and to kick things off, we will start at the beginning of the alphabet with Arista, located in an spectacular spot on Westside Road in Healdsburg with beautiful vistas in every direction, even as far as Mt. St. Helena on […]