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The Rain Results by The Folie a Deux Harvest Intern
October 23, 2009, 6:50 pm
Filed under: Harvest Adventures

Napa Valley has been getting significant amounts of rain. Our big storm was followed by a smaller storm so we’ve accepted that we’re officially into the end of harvest. With the weather change you don’t get to see the sunrise very often anymore. It’s been replaced with misty moist mornings with a beautiful fog blanket over the mountains and vineyards.

The rain and cold weather brings down the sugar levels in the grapes . All winemakers want quality, high sugar levels. When the fruit comes into the winery there comes a point when the grapes have to be turned away if the sugar levels are too low. The worth of the grapes goes hand-in-hand with the sugar levels. The growers and vineyard managers in the valley really suffered from the rain if they waited too long to pick. Mother Nature is the boss around here.


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