As the crisp autumn air rustles the fiery orange vines, and the last “snip” of a pruner rings throughout the vineyard signaling one thing – Harvest 2018 is officially complete.
As always, the last fruit in our vineyard to harvest was our Single Acre Syrah, a warmer climate variety that must ripen at length to achieve varietal typicity.
The 2018 vintage presented a warmer and drier growing season. The vintage kicked off with an early bud break. June saw a cool, wet weather period during bloom that put the vintage back on track for a traditional September harvest. Cluster sizes were smaller and more conducive to producing high-quality wines. The most notable climatic feature to the 2018 vintage, was our extended summer harvest weather that continues as we post this video. This allowed us to pick based on ripe flavors and near perfect natural acidity.
Cheers to all those who made Harvest 2018 a success!