Friday, August 31, 2007

California Harvest

The California Harvest has begun!

The Napa Valley Register states the wineries feel this will be an excellent vintage. White grapes have already been picked and red grapes should be ready very soon. The article discusses 11 AVAs (American Viticulture Areas) and gets the opinion of several wineries about the harvest.

The SF Chronicle states the harvest is probably going to occur about two weeks earlier than usual with slightly lower crop yields. But the weather conditions continue to be excellent which should bode well for the grapes. The article also mentions the harvest conditions in several different counties.

Wine Business also states this should be an excellent vintage.

What this may indicate is that the 2007 California wines could be exceptional. That could also mean that prices for the 2007 wines could be high.

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