2017 Harvest Tracker | By Christian Palmaz
As of Oct 28th, 2017
Reading my last post as of Sep 30th, it’s clear none of us ever imagined just 8 days later Napa and Sonoma would experience one of the worst urban fires in California history. Although the property burned extensively, fortunately we and our staff were safe and only minorly affected by the fires. Sadly the few parcels still hanging fruit could not avoid the proximity of smoke and ash. We sent the fruit for extensive analysis and determined that while we could have harvested, it would be not have been towards a wine we’d be proud of. Therefore we decided to drop the remaining fruit. We are extremely fortunate that prior to the fire we had brought in almost 90% of the harvest. While 2017 will be infamously remembered for generations, I am extremely optimistic that the wine will be one to remember fondly. Our hearts and prays go out to those who weren’t as fortunate.