Archive for the ‘Harvest’ Category

Journal of a Harvester

by Sarah Hernan Since the 2014 harvest is complete in France and Italy, you may have read reports from the different producers giving their first impressions about the new vintage. Yet we rarely consider what harvest is like from a grape picker’s point of view. Harvest 2014 at Domaine du Salvard, Loire As wine tourism […]

2013 Harvest Report, Part 3: The Loire

Mother Nature was not so kind to some growers in the Loire in 2013. Certain areas, most notably Vouvray, experienced severe episodes of devastating hail that all but destroyed many vineyards, inflicting damage that could be detrimental to future vintages as well as 2013. Fortunately, others emerged unscathed, some to the point of feeling quite […]

2013 Harvest Report, Part 1: The South

As autumn rolls around, many of us begin to notice the leaves beginning to turn rust red and the weather taking its annual turn for the worse. In wine country all over the Northern Hemisphere, however, one thought dominates: harvest, the critical period in which a year’s worth of work is validated or erased; the […]