Harvest Report ~ September 13, 2012

Picking Chardonnay, DuBrul Vineyard

September 10, 2012:  Upland Vineyards, Snipes Mountain:  Started off harvest with Sauvignon Blanc on September 5. Will start Syrah on September 14 with Merlot, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay soon to follow.  “Owner, Todd Newhouse

Grenache going into Milbrandt Vineyard wine

September 10, 2012: Recent sample from Upland Vineyard on Snipes Mountain:  Cabernet Sauvignon at 23.0 Brix – very early site. Estimated harvest date:  September 22nd. “Thurston Wolfe Winemaker, Wade Wolfe,

September 11, 2012: Milbrandt Vineyards. We’ve started bringing into  the winery Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc from some of our growers.  Above is a photo of Grenache grapes from our Clifton Bluff Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope waiting to be harvested. “Senior Viticulturist Jason Schlagel

September 13, 2012 DuBrul Vineyard   Harvest has begun, Chardonnay is first! “Cote Bonneville Winemaker, Kerry Shiels”

September 13, 2012  Tapteil Vineyard began harvest with Merlot today! “Owner, Jane Pearson

Desert Wind Winery  We are looking like we will begin with the Sauvignon Blanc mid-week next week, followed by Chardonnay and Syrah next weekend. So far we are seeing lower acidity than last year, which the winemaking team is excited about. “Desert Wind Winery, Amber Fries

September 13, 2012  Naches Heights Winery  Our Pinot Gris harvest started at Two Coyote vineyard in the Yakima Valley this last Sunday (7) days earlier than 2008 which was our earliest harvest up to date.  Beautiful fruit, this is so exciting to get started early.  A big change from the previous two years.  Viognier possibly next week if the weather holds.  “Phil Cline

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One Response to Harvest Report ~ September 13, 2012

  1. Lanie Dineen says:

    Harvest has begun at Dineen Vineyards!!. Yesterday we picked 466 whole pounds of Tempranillo(Tinto del Pais clone) for Pomum Cellars. We’re looking at Roussanne for next week. The most exciting part of the year has arrived.
    Lanie Dineen

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