Posts Tagged ‘night harvesting’

Video report: harvest 2013 is underway at Jordan Winery

by on September 12, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Harvest 2013 kicked off at Jordan on Friday, September 6, and we’re already half-way finished picking all of our Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes. It’s shaping up to be a very quick, exciting harvest. The picking might be going fast, but those grapes have had a long, moderate growing season to fully develop beautiful flavors. [...]

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Watch our Chardonnay grapes being harvested at night

by on October 12, 2012 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Experiencing night harvest is a rush for anyone who loves wine grapes. You can see your breath, the grapes are cold and the air thick with fog. I stopped by one of our top Chardonnay vineyards on October 3 during the night harvest and joined the picking crew, who’d been hard at work since 3 a.m. Those [...]

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Let the night harvesting begin

by on October 2, 2012 in Featured, From the Vineyards, News

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After two weekends of warmer temperatures, the 2012 grape harvest has kicked into high gear. If you’ve been following our blog, you may have seen some of our night harvesting videos from the last two vintages. It’s the first week of October, and this year’s first night harvest video will hopefully get you in the Halloween [...]

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Harvest 2011: videos and photos from our first week of crush

by on September 30, 2011 in From the Vineyards

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The 2011 harvest kicked off at Jordan in the wee hours of the morning on Monday, September 26, with our first gondolas of Chardonnay night-harvested in the Russian River Valley. It is more expensive to pick grapes at night, but for our house style of a balanced, elegant Chardonnay with bright stone fruit, we believe [...]

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Harvest trailer video + guess our 2011 harvest start date

by on September 21, 2011 in From the Vineyards, News

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Within days, our first grapes from the 2011 vintage will be harvested. Join us to celebrate the season with a simple trivia contest. Can you guess the official start dates of harvest 2011? Post your answers for both Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon here on our blog, on Twitter or on [...]

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Video: night harvesting Merlot grapes, Alexander Valley

by on October 20, 2010 in From the Vineyards

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For those of you who enjoyed our Russian River Valley Chardonnay night harvesting video, we’ve also captured footage of Alexander Valley Merlot grapes being harvested at night. This vineyard is owned by Justin Miller and Karin Warnelius-Miller, proprietors of Garden Creek Vineyards. A sixth-generation California farmer, Justin and his wife, Karin, grow grapes for other [...]

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Video: night harvesting Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes

by on October 4, 2010 in From the Vineyards

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Watching a picking crew harvest grapes is an unbelievable rush. Your eyes fight to follow the hooked knives slicing away at each stem. You hear the grapes shaking on the vines as the workers tug the canes. A tractor engine hums. You hear the men shout for more collection bins. But you can’t see anything–unless you follow the [...]

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