Geoff Gatto and his team have been harvesting St. Supéry’s estate grapes since 10:00 PM on August 27. Most of our harvesting is done at night and in the cool morning hours here in Napa Valley. Our vineyard team gets to sleep sometime in the mid afternoon (sometimes) and start again that evening. It’s a busy time of year for them – they look forward to catching up on their Zzzzs sometime in November.
Here’s what Geoff says: “We are bringing in the last of the Dollarhide Moscato fruit this Saturday morning, which will complete the white wine grape harvest of 2012 for St. Supéry. Sauvignon Blanc was finished earlier this week. Moderate weather led to even, balanced ripening and very good flavors in our white wine fruit. We picked the first parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon at Dollarhide on Wednesday, September 26. We will start picking Merlot at our Rutherford Estate Vineyard early next week. Continued optimal weather conditions promise great flavors from the reds as well.”
Vintage 2012 looks stellar so far! Visit our newly renovated winery this harvest season to catch all the Crush and winemaking action.
Harvest Update from St. Supery Estate’s Geoff Gatto, Director of Vineyard Operations