According to Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the 2018 growing season is “picture-perfect” and the famous winemaking region is gearing up for a “landmark harvest”. Our estate vineyards in Calistoga are following in step with the rest of the Napa Valley. We are extremely optimistic about the quality of fruit on the vine and the 2018 vintage.
The growing season started after the February rains. Mild spring weather made for an extended bloom and at set the conditions were perfect, with sunshine, mild temperatures and no winds.
The fruit continued to ripen during the summer months and from June to early August temperatures were steady and warm with no heat spikes, creating “ideal” conditions for the final stretch before picking.
It is a beautiful quiet time to be in the Napa Valley. We hope you’ll visit us and experience the warm summer days followed by cool evenings-perfect weather to enjoy our Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon. Please call and make an appointment for a tour and wine tasting.
Our 2013 Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon is released! See more on that here!