Harvest Has Begun!

Grapes in trays during harvest
white grapes

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.

Stay tuned….