|2007 Harvest (September 7, 2007)|
The grapes are on the late side this year, and our cool nights are not helping. The mornings are often 48 degrees, even though the days may reach 80 degrees. Yet when I see our Demeter Crop Production reports over the last several years, I see we have harvested the Chardonnay as early as September 3 in 2008 and as late as October 1 in 2010. Tomorrow we will harvest what we call the “old Chardonnay” but the budded over vines will not be ready until next week, making them the latest harvest on our record.