Veraison is taking place in the vineyard as we speak.  Veraison is the beginning of the ripening stage of the grapes.  The grapes stop accumulating mass and start accumulating sugar.  Also, grapes during this period start to change color.  The Chardonnay will turn a more golden hue while the Pinot Noir wil begin to show off it's purple tone.  Once veraison starts to occur, harvest generally is 6 weeks away.  Every varietal and growing region is different, but harvest has been mid to late Sept in our vineyard the last couple of years.  We are planning to pick the Pinot Noir on Sept. 28th, hopefully you'll be able to join us and taste the grapes right from the vine and before they head to North Coast Wine Club to be made into wine.    

Pinot Noir