Our pick of the best photos capturing the action of the 2016 wine harvest in California, including Napa Valley and Sonoma County.
A selection of pictures showing the early mornings, long days and late nights involved in grape harvesting.
See who’s bringing in the grapes in the 2016 California wine harvest.
Comparing Chardonnay grapes from Robert Young Estate vineyards, Alexander Valley
Credit: Robert Young Estate Instagram
Nocturnal Pinot Noir grape harvesting at Valdez Family’s vineyards, Sonoma Coast
Credit: Angelica Valdez
Gewurztraminer grapeskins in the truck bed at Gundlach Bundschu’s Winery, Sonoma County
Credit: Elaine Elwick Barr Instagram
Pouring Zinfandel into oak barrels at Mauritson Winery, Dry Creek Valley
Credit: Brittany Elyse Hodges Instagram
Hillside harvest at Shafer Vineyards, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
Credit: Erin Malone/Lightspeed Films
Chardonnay grapes being processed at Jordan Winery, Alexander Valley
Credit: Kendall Busby
Winemaker Tom Meadowcroft harvesting Viogner grapes at Meadowcroft Wine’s vineyards, Dry Creek Valley
Credit: Meadowcroft Wines
Harvest of Chateau Diana’s Flagpole Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Credit: Chateau Diana Winery Instagram
Workers hand sorting Chardonnay grapes at Hanzell Vineyards, Sonoma County
Credit: Hanzell Vineyards Facebook
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes left in contact with their skins before pressing at Dane Cellars’ vineyards, Sonoma Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes left in contact with their skins before pressing at Dane Cellars' vineyards, Sonoma Valley.
Credit: Bart Hansen Instagram
Wine poured over Sauvignon Blanc grapes at Stag’s Leap Cellar’s winery, Napa Valley
Credit: Jessica Pecota @jezebelmedia
Barbera grapes at Bella Luna Winery, Paso Robles
Pickers working at Ridge Vineyards’ Lytton Springs Zinfandel vines, Sonoma County
Pickers working in Ridge Vineyards' Lytton Springs Zinfandel vines, Sonoma County.
Cabernet Sauvignon harvest at Joseph Phelps’ Backus Vineyard, St Helena
Credit: Joseph Phelps Vineyards Instagram (Matt Morris)
Pinot Noir harvesting at Iron Horse Vineyards, Green Valley, Sonoma County
Credit: Laurence Sterling
Pinot Noir harvest at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sonoma County
Credit: Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Viognier grape harvesting at Cass Vineyard, Paso Robles
Credit: Charles Roberts