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Grower Harvest Traditions

As harvest begins we chatted quickly with some of our growers about these harvest traditions. Some of them might surprise you….

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Ron Lanza of Lanza-Musto Vineyards in Suisun Valley Shared His Harvest Rituals:
Which grapes do you harvest first? Sauvignon Blanc
Do you have any traditional harvest meals or snacks? McDonalds is our harvest snack of choice
Any other fun harvest traditions? We have a relaxing family dinner before the craziness starts!

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Paul Poutre of Delta Packing in Lodi Shared His Harvest Rituals:
Which grapes do you harvest first? Viognier, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio
Do you have any traditional harvest meals or snacks? Taco Trucks are our meal of choice during harvest
Any other fun harvest traditions? We watch the God Father series to kick the off season

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Tony Guerriero of Guerriero Packing in Madera Shared His Harvest Rituals:
Which grapes do you harvest first? Syrah, Thompson, Zinfandel
Do you have any traditional harvest meals or snacks? I eat a lot of beef jerky.. and have been known to have a pizza box on the forklift with me
Any other fun harvest traditions? My Dad firing me about once a week, lol!

 

What are your harvest traditions? Want to write a blog post about your harvest traditions? Email cmusto@juicegrape.com for more details.

Clone 337 Cabernet

Good Morning from Madera! Our Clone 337 Cabernet is looking GORGEOUS and coming in at 21/22 Brix. We will work to harvest these around 24-25 Brix. According to the weather we will see a heat spike in the coming days. Central Valley harvest may be here before we know it! Seeing grapes as early as September 6th!

Clone 337 is best known as one of the premier French clones. It is similar to the Dijon clones and gives good yield, small intense berries, and very fruit forward flavors. These wines create a lush mouthfeel, have deep color, and intense dark fruit, chocolate, and intense tannins. Age in French or Hungarian Oak for an extra shot of intensity and depth.

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