Tuesday, August 25, 2009

UNFILTERED: 50 Vintners Talk Harvest 2009

Crush is upon us! It is both an exciting and exhausting time of year for most folks in the wine business, especially those with production jobs. Our goal is to get you as close to the action as possible. A sort of fly-on-the-winery-wall point of view, so.....

Starting this week we have deputized 50 Napa Valley winery professionals as Harvest Reporters to upload their UNFILTERED impressions and experiences of the 2009 harvest season. Our reporters span the gamut. Winemakers are well-represented but we also have vineyard managers, hospitality and marketing staff, and operations managers sending updates. Participating wineries range from micro-producers with a few backyard vine to larger wineries utilizing fruit from throughout the valley. The blending of these individual stories should result in a complex and layered view of Napa Valley's winegrape harvest, just like the resulting wines of this legendary appellation.

We invite you to join us in this most energizing of annual experiences. And, of course, your comments and questions are welcome and encouraged!

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