Harvest is well underway here at Clif Family Winery. As of this morning, we have picked all of our Sauvignon Blanc – soon to be the 2017 Rte Blanc and the 2017 Oak Knoll District Sauvignon Blanc.
After a very hot start to the summer, we had periods of cooler weather in early August. But this week, the heat is back on (yesterday 109 degrees in St. Helena!), giving a boost to sugar accumulation in our ripening grapes.
Next up on the harvest list will be Viognier and Chardonnay, likely followed by our Mendocino County Gewurztraminer and Rosé of Grenache.