Uncorking the Magic

Harvest Season 2023 Begins at Sequoia Grove Winery

As the sun casts its golden glow over Napa Valley, anticipation fills the air at Sequoia Grove Winery. It’s that time of year again – the start of the new harvest season. With a sense of excitement and reverence for the grapes that are meticulously cultivated for our wines, we kick off the 2023 harvest with a few of tons of exquisite Sauvignon Blanc from the picturesque Frediani Vineyard in Calistoga.

The Frediani Vineyard: A Treasured Partner

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley’s Calistoga region, the Frediani Vineyard is a name synonymous with quality, heritage, and excellence in winemaking. Sequoia Grove Winery has long established a cherished partnership with the Frediani family, allowing us to source some of the finest grapes the region has to offer.

The Frediani Vineyard’s meticulous farming practices, combined with the unique terroir of the Calistoga AVA, produce grapes of unparalleled quality. Each vintage from this vineyard tells a story of the land and the vines that have thrived here for generations.

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Sauvignon Blanc: A Fan Favorite

Sauvignon Blanc, known for its crisp acidity, vibrant fruit flavors, and refreshing character, is one of the most celebrated varietals in Napa Valley. The grapes from Frediani Vineyard have excelled in embodying the essence of Calistoga’s unique terroir, resulting in wines that are both elegant and expressive.

The 2023 Sauvignon Blanc harvest promises to be exceptional, with grapes that have reached perfect ripeness, offering a harmonious balance between acidity and fruit. This balance is essential for crafting wines that capture the essence of the varietal and the terroir, reflecting the distinct qualities of the Frediani Vineyard.

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The Harvest Ritual

The start of the harvest season at Sequoia Grove Winery is a time-honored ritual. Our dedicated team of winemakers and vineyard workers come together in the early morning hours to hand-harvest the grapes with meticulous care. Each cluster is carefully examined, ensuring that only the finest fruit is chosen for the winemaking process.

As the grapes are gently sorted and transported to the winery, the air is filled with the sweet scent of crushed grape skins and the promise of what’s to come. It’s a time when the magic of winemaking is most palpable – a convergence of nature’s bounty and human craftsmanship.

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A Glimpse into the Future

The grapes from Frediani Vineyard are now in the capable hands of our winemaking team, who will shepherd them through the winemaking process with the utmost care and expertise. The 2023 Sauvignon Blanc promises to be a testament to the commitment and passion that drive us at Sequoia Grove Winery.

We invite you to stay tuned as we embark on this exciting journey through the 2023 harvest season. Be prepared to savor the fruits of our labor in the form of exceptional Sauvignon Blanc wines, a true reflection of Calistoga’s terroir and the artistry of Sequoia Grove Winery.

As we celebrate the start of the harvest season, we raise our glasses to the Frediani Vineyard, the grapes they provide, and the promise of another remarkable vintage. Cheers to Harvest 2023!

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