You are currently viewing the International Edition. You can also switch to the Hong Kong Edition.
Saturday 4 July 2015

Napa Valley kicks off 2014 harvest

30th July, 2014 by Simon Howland

Napa Valley producers are hoping for a third bumper vintage in a row this year, as the region’s annual harvest gets underway.

napa-valley-vineyards

Despite Napa experiencing one of the driest winters on record, the The Napa Valley Vintners Association (NVV) is predicting a third year of abundant, high quality yields.

Sparkling wine producers will start today, just two days earlier than last year, with Ludovic Dervin, winemaker for Mumm Napa, admitting the 2014 vintage could easily have gone awry.

“Late and very welcome spring rains set us up well in this otherwise dry year,” he said.

“Thanks to the long, moderately warm spring, even flowering, good fruit set and few heat spikes, we’re looking forward to bringing in some beautiful fruit and maybe even an above average yield.”

As reported by the drinks business the 2013 and 2014 vintages were two of the best in the regions history.

The NVV is inviting enthusiasts from anywhere in the world to follow the 2014 Napa harvest on it’s interactive web page and Facebook page over the coming weeks.

The nonprofit trade association will be posting live news posts contributed by winemakers, photos and quizzes over the coming months with activity tracked on Twitter using the #napaharvest.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

If that's interesting, how about these?

Top 10 wines in the US press

An impressive Tannat-Merlot-Zinfandel blend from Uruguay and a Vernaccia from more...

Californian wine struggling with supply

There is a "growing mismatch" between supply and demand that is badly hampering more...

Top 10 wines in the US press

A Texan Albariño, NY Riesling and Californian Syrah are among the wine tips more...

Wine Buyer

London, United Kingdom

Based on experience

Delegat aims high with new Barossa brand

Oyster Bay owner Delegat has launched “a new global brand” from more...

Vinadeis unveils Languedoc 'black diamonds'

One of France’s largest wine producers has launched a high-end Languedoc more...

Sud de France launches Wine Hub

An "innovative" tool designed to support wine producers and importers operating more...

Warehouse Supervisor

London, United Kingdom

£27,000-£30,000 depending on experience

English fizz attracts new deal

English sparkling wine producer Jenkyn Place has stepped up its ambitions by more...

Is Parker wrong about the 05 Médocs?

With no Médoc wines gaining 100-points in Robert Parker’s retrospective of more...

Fire devastates New Zealand winery

A fire has ripped through a New Zealand winery destroying its offices, kitchen more...

Marketing and eCommerce Manager

London, United Kingdom

Competitive, includes equity options

En primeur: beware the heralded vintage?

From an investment point of view is it best to buy the “vintages of the more...

Flavoured styles lead drinks NPD

A new report from Nielsen shows that flavoured variants are dominating more...

Scots invited to explore Chianti Classico and Prosecco

The promotional bodies for Prosecco Conegliano-Valdobbiadene and Chianti more...

Digital and Communications Executive

£22,000-£26,000 dependent on experience

Mumm releases Santana sparkler

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has teamed up with Mumm Napa to release a more...

Final call for Liberty apprentice scheme

Liberty Wines is inviting final applications for its apprentice programme, more...

Copa América: Malbec vs Carmenère

Saturday sees Chile and Argentina go head-to-head in football’s Copa América more...

Mumm releases vintage collection

Champagne Mumm has released a new “Collection du Chef de Caves”, featuring more...

Bordeaux 2005: 12 ‘perfect’ wines

Twelve wines have been given “perfect” 100-point ratings in Robert more...

The Tour de l'Oc in pictures

A pictorial report of the highs and lows of the Tour de l'Oc cycling challenge more...

Social Media Editor

Competitive

Constellation to buy Meiomi for $315m

Constellation Brands is to buy Napa-based wine brand Meiomi for $315 million, more...

Q&A: John Barbier, the Colorado cook-vintner

“I have never followed a recipe in my life, I’m a man of instinct”, more...