Harvest set to begin posted by Matthew Moye
Everyone is set for the 2014 vintage to start. We actually picked a little Sauvignon Blanc for another label that we are working on, today. It allowed us to do a trial run on our equipment before the big stuff starts to roll in and its always great to get white wine in the press before we get to the reds to avoid the onerous cleaning process.
Although we experienced quite a shaking with the recent earthquake, the winery and vineyards have fortunately emerged unscathed. Our neighbors to the south weren't as lucky. One thing about the Napa Valley is that we do come together as a community when something like this happens. It's amazing to see the outpouring of help and support that we are witnessing now from people within and outside of the Valley. We appreciated all the calls and e-mails from customers throughout the country and even the world (customers in China and Australia called in) offering prayers and support. Thank you!
On a lighter note, I am hoping to get the winemaking blog going again for the harvest and will post pictures when I can. I hope some of you can make it out to Calistoga to witness the harvest first hand, but for those who can't, I'll try and bring it to you. Please feel free to e-mail me questions about harvest or winemaking and I would be glad to post answers on this blog. I can be reached at email@example.com . Here's to a happy harvest and another great year for Vincent Arroyo Winery. Cheers!