Napa Valley Concludes Earliest Harvest On Record

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers released some info on the 2015 crop:

  • The harvest is the earliest on record, with most growers set to finish sometime this week. This thanks to a scorching hot summer—one of the warmest seasons Napa has ever known.
  • The volume of the crop is down, something like 10-20% below average. A warm winter meant buds broke early, but then a cool May and June brought slow development to the fruit, leading to uneven ripening. Growers are proclaiming this year’s fruit to be excellent quality.
  • Napa growers also report no problems with the ongoing drought in California, nor with the wildfires in Lake County.

[H/T Wines & Vines]

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