Monthly Archives: November 2008

Harvest Report: Western New York

    A killing frost over the October 18-19 weekend ended the grape harvest in Western New York and most other regions of the state, Buffalo Business First reports.

     But the season was winding down and little negative impact is anticipated, the New York Wine & Grape Foundation said.

     In most regions, the crop was larger than expected and overall quality was “very good to excellent,” said the…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Harvest Report: Oregon

    With patience being a great virtue in winemaking, and a very late season which required a bit of patience, not much fruit was picked in Oregon until the end of the first week of October.

     Considering a bud break that was three weeks late and bloom that was equivalently late, hang times predicted that harvest would not commence until at least the first week of October anyway. The average hang time between bloom and harvest for Pinot Noir is in the 105- to 115-day range.

     Although it is dangerous to draw parallels or predict quality levels at this stage, most folks have…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Harvest Report: Santa Lucia Highlands

    The 2008 Pinot Noir harvest is wrapping up in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County, with winegrowers reporting potentially very high quality and lower-than-normal yields.

     Some of California’s finest vineyards call the S.L.H. home, with more than 30 winegrowers cultivating 2,500 acres of Pinot Noir there.  


     At the Pisoni Vineyard, Gary Pisoni is very happy with the quality of his just-completed…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Busy, Busy, Busy, Busy, Busy…

    It’s that time of year…

     The time of year when “time” seems to take over our lives. There simply isn’t enough of it.

     The holiday decorations are up in all of the department stores, which are hoping for a…

Posted in Editor's Journal
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