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Do you have a bucket list? If seeing the annual grape harvest in wine country is not on the list, add it now!

Harvest Season goes for a few months. After all, not all types of grapes are harvested at the same time. Depending on the type of wine being created, some grapes are harvested early in the season, while others wait until the very end.

If you have a favorite type of wine, come to Napa Valley during its harvest. Here is an overview of when grapes are harvested
during the season:

  • Sparkling Wine – Sparkling wine grapes are the ones to kick off the season. These are harvested using grapes that also go
    into Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but picked at their ripest early on so that theycan transform into some of those famed bubblies.
  • Sauvignon Blanc and the Family of Aromatic Whites – The aromatic white wine grapes are next to be picked, because these mature faster and already have their tropical flavors from the sun soaked in.
  • Chardonnay – Chardonnay grapes come at the sa

Do you have a bucket list? If seeing the annual grape harvest in wine country is not on the list, add it now!

Harvest Season goes for a few months. After all, not all types of grapes are harvested at the same time. Depending on the type of wine being created, some grapes are harvested early in the season, while others wait until the very end.

If you have a favorite type of wine, come to Napa Valley during its harvest. Here is an overview of when grapes are harvested
during the season:

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napa appellations

Wine enthusiasts know that the taste of the grape reflects the climate and weather of the area where vines grow. When temperatures are too cool, grapes are tart. If temperatures rise, grapes can overripen or dry out. Too much rain can dilute the flavor and change the sugar/acid balance of the fruit. Too little moisture reduces the yield of grapes, which means less wine!

Fortunately, the U.S. is home to Napa Valley and its sub-appellations, where conditions for winemaking are optimal. An appellation is a defined region where grapes are grown. Napa's diverse landscape creates smaller areas or sub-appellations with unique climates (and exceptional wines). Sub-appellations are also known as American Viticultural Areas or AVAs.

Read on to learn about each of the 16 sub-appellations and choose the areas that match your wine preferences.

  • Atlas Peak. Cool and rugged with drier soil, the Atlas Peak sub-appellation produces bright Cabernet Sauvignon and crisp Chardonnay.
  • Calistoga.The h

Wine enthusiasts know that the taste of the grape reflects the climate and weather of the area where vines grow. When temperatures are too cool, grapes are tart. If temperatures rise, grapes can overripen or dry out. Too much rain can dilute the flavor and change the sugar/acid balance of the fruit. Too little moisture reduces the yield of grapes, which means less wine!

Fortunately, the U.S. is home to Napa Valley and its sub-appellations, where conditions for winemaking are optimal. An appe

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Napa Valley Grape Harvest Season

All set for your upcoming Napa vacation? Are you
fervently browsing thousands of exciting options to shortlist your wine
tastings and food pairings? Why not deviate from the usual and pick out
wineries that have something extraordinary going on and produce the most
amazing wines in the region?

Participants of Napa Green’s sustainable,
environmentally progressive philosophy, Napa’s “green” vintners have taken the ‘Soil
to Bottle’ concept to a different level. Whether you are a hard-core
environmentalist, an eco-conscious consumer, or simply intrigued by what green vintners
do, you have the opportunity to meet them up close. Learn how these vintners have
adopted a series of thoughtful decisions to promote conservation of the land
and resources by:

  • Changing
    the vineyard layouts or planting areas to minimize water usage.
  • Planting
    cover crops to prevent soil erosion and enhance water retention.
  • Relying
    on natural predators, such as bluebirds and owls to minimize man-made

All set for your upcoming Napa vacation? Are you
fervently browsing thousands of exciting options to shortlist your wine
tastings and food pairings? Why not deviate from the usual and pick out
wineries that have something extraordinary going on and produce the most
amazing wines in the region?

Participants of Napa Green’s sustainable,
environmentally progressive philosophy, Napa’s “green” vintners have taken the ‘Soil
to Bottle’ concept to a different level. Whether you are a h

Read more
Napa Valley Grape Harvest Season

While there are many factors at play, did
you know that the overarching taste and color of wine come from its grapes and how the wine is aged?

In Napa Valley, you may wonder what
grapes are the most popular in a place known as “wine country.”

To broaden your wine knowledge, here are
the most popular grapes found in Napa Valley:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Cabernet Sauvignon comes from ripe red
    grapes, and in Napa Valley, it accounts
    for 40 percent of their total production and 55 percent of the area’s crop
    value. The flavor depends on where the vineyard plants, the amount of sun and
    type of soil, and watering. However, the varieties here in wine country range
    from notes of black fruits to cherries, plums, currant, and of course zesty
    spices from oak barrel aging.
  • Chardonnay: Chardonnay is the second most popular
    grape in Napa Valley because the area is home to calcium-rich soil and ideal
    crisp climates. The chardonnays here are complex, vibrant, lively, and even have butter

While there are many factors at play, did
you know that the overarching taste and color of wine come from its grapes and how the wine is aged?

In Napa Valley, you may wonder what
grapes are the most popular in a place known as “wine country.”

To broaden your wine knowledge, here are
the most popular grapes found in Napa Valley:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Cabernet Sauvignon comes from ripe red
    grapes, and in Napa Valley, it accounts
    for 40 percent of their total production and 55 perc

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