Tag Archives: Harvest (wine)

• Austria “rewarded” by 2011 vintage across its wine regions

Austria “rewarded” by 2011 vintage across its wine regions

Austria is hailing a good harvest across its wine regions, with yields up on last year’s crop. The Austrian wine Marketing Board said that 2011 had been a “rewarding year” for Austrian wine despite challenges. Bearing a great many similarities to the harvest in neighbouring Germany, carefully chosen picking times and vinification were the order […]

• Wine outlook positive across French regions

Wine outlook positive across French regions

Champagne, the Loire and the Rhône have all released statements that hint at a good 2011 vintage. Although this year’s harvest is much earlier than normal, hopes are high that it will prove successful. In Champagne, picking began on 19 August, the earliest harvest since 2003, which was in itself the earliest since the 19th […]

• Sonoma County grape growers eager to end 'worst season of lifetime'

Sonoma County grape growers eager to end 'worst season of lifetime'

Harvest in high gear to beat Friday rain. Mother Nature may deliver one last gut punch to grape growers before this historically dismal season comes to an end. Wet weather is bearing down on Sonoma County, and the rain expected to start Friday could deliver a fatal blow to grapes still hanging on the vine. […]

• Grape growers are making up for lost time

Grape growers are making up for lost time

Sonoma County harvest begins in earnest after high temps ripen fruit. This time last week, Glenn Alexander was waiting for grapes to ripen and struggling to keep his workers busy. But since Sunday, the president of Bacchus Vineyard Management has been in overdrive. Alexander is operating on three hours of sleep, a noon nap and […]