11 Oct10.11.2018 Vintage 2018 in Santa Barbara County, a Miracle or a Return to Normal?

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We are finishing up our 2018 Santa Maria Valley harvest here at J. Wilkes and the wines are starting to show a character and quality that will likely make this vintage a ‘classic’.  Winemakers throughout the State have been dealing with warmer-than-normal ...

04 SepHow Does a Late-Season Heat Spike and an Unexpected Rainstorm Impact the 2017 Vintage?

Posted at 19:30h in Uncategorized by: Wes Hagen 4 Comments 205 Likes Share
This is the Best Kind of Rain to See During Winegrape Harvest! Santa Barbara County vintages can be summed up in a single sentence: “Long, cool, consistent growing seasons punctuated by heat spikes in September and October.” There have been a few ...