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Levendi Winery Blog

Friday, October 31, 2008

Harvest 2008 Wrap Up

The Levendi harvest is officially over! All Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah has been picked. Sweetwater Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on Wednesday - it's typically the last every year. The whites are in barrel and reds in stainless steel tanks (for now), and eventually everything will be quietly fermenting away in French Oak barrels.

Crop quality was high, but yields were low this year. As many of you know, Napa Valley endured the worst frost in 30 years. This hit some producers very hard, losing 20-30% of their crop. Luck was on our side this year, an we only lost a small percentage of fruit. That's mother nature for you!

Happy Halloween!


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