There is no more anticipated, exciting, or sleep-deprived time of the year for winemakers and grape growers than harvest.
And now, thanks to a new Web site developed by Adam Lee of Siduri Wines and Brian Loring of Loring Wine Company, Pinot Noir lovers everywhere will have front row seats to the wine industry’s annual grape picking marathon.
PinotHarvest.com, the first-ever Pinot Noir-focused grower and winemaker group blog, went live on August 20 with harvest reports from the front lines of every major West Coast Pinot Noir appellation — from Oregon’s Willamette Valley south to California’s Santa Rita Hills.
Through November 1, PinotHarvest.com will be updated daily by an unprecedented collaboration of Pinot Noir growers and winemakers, including:
*** Andrew P. Vingiello, A.P. Vin Winery
*** Sam Tannahill, A to Z Wineworks and Francis-Tannahill Winery
*** Joe Davis, Arcadian Winery
*** Anna Matzinger, Archery Summit Winery
*** Mark McWilliams, Arista Winery
*** Jim Clendenen, Au Bon Climat Winery
*** Jeff Gaffner, Black Kite Cellars and Saxon Brown Wines
*** Peter Cargasacchi, Cargasacchi Vineyards and Winery
*** Wes Hagen, Clos Pepe Winery & Vineyards
*** Michael Browne, Kosta-Browne Winery
*** Brian Loring, Loring Wine Company
*** James Hall, Patz & Hall Winery
*** Adam and Dianna Lee, Siduri Wines
*** Mike Sinor, Sinor-LaValle Wine Company
*** Ryan Zepaltas, Zepaltas Wines
“A number of these folks already do harvest blogs or post to various wine bulletin boards about the progress of harvest,” explains Lee, “but we thought it would be a great idea to create a Pinot Noir-focused site where we combine updates from all these producers, appellations and vineyards in one location.”