Thursday, October 4, 2012
Geoff Gatto, Director of Vineyard Operations for St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, took a few minutes out of his very busy and rather sleepless schedule to give a quick update on how Harvest is progressing in the St. Supéry estate vineyards.
Geoff and his team officially kicked off harvest at St. Supéry’s Dollarhide Estate Vineyard at 10:00 PM on August 27th. Most of our harvesting is done at night and in the cool morning hours here in Napa Valley. Our vineyard team gets to sleep in the mid afternoon (sometimes) and starts again that evening. It’s a busy (understatement) time of year for them and they are looking forward to November when they can catch up on their Zzzzs.
Here’s what Geoff has to say: “We are bringing in last of the Dollarhide Moscato fruit this Saturday morning, which will complete the white wine grape harvest of 2012 for St. Supéry Estate. Sauvignon Blanc finished earlier this week. Moderate weather led to even, balanced ripening and very good flavors in our white wine fruit.
We picked the first parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon at Dollarhide on Wednesday, September 26. We will start picking Merlot at our Rutherford Estate Vineyard the first week of October. Continued optimal weather conditions promise great flavors from the reds as well.”
Vintage 2012 looks stellar so far! Stop by our newly renovated winery to catch all the Crush and winemaking in action.
-St. Supéry Estate