2015 Harvest Update From Winemaker Dan Smith
Harvest is off to an early and busy start! With lower than average yields projected across California this season, the VSJ vineyard is no exception. Under drought conditions, our Pinot Gris (harvested August 12th) and Sauvignon Blanc (1 of 2 picks harvested August 13th) came in with small berries and small cluster sizes. The fruit, though small in yield, is balanced and extraordinarily flavorful and concentrated, which is perfect for premium winemaking. We’ll have the remaining Sauvignon Blanc in next week, then we’ll be extra prepared for the storm of red varieties to follow.