Napa Valley harvest: low to average yields and sugar levels

Napa Valley vintners are reporting a relaxed harvest, with many grapes being picked at lower sugar levels than usual.

At the harvest press conference in San Francisco, a spokesperson for the Napa Valley Vintners trade association (NVV) said ‘initial reports are finding vintners and growers delighted with 2009 – from Albarino to Zinfandel and everything in between.’

Written by Janice Fuhrman