The 2012 Harvest is starting to wrap up for Kendall-Jackson. We’re bringing in the tail end of the Cabernet Sauvignon, and planning to pick some Merlot next week, but after that we’ll be just about ready to […]
We’re several weeks into Harvest now and the grapes look beautiful. Going from vineyard to vineyard, tasting grapes, calling picks and watching our teams come together always reminds me why this is my favorite time of the […]
Green Drop is a winegrowing process we use at Kendall-Jackson to ensure that we’re picking only the highest quality grapes to go into our wines. Essentially, we are attempting to reduce the variability in the ripening of the fruit in a given vineyard […]
Things are starting to get serious with Harvest now. We’re bringing Sauvignon Blanc in at a pretty good clip. We’ve got the presses running, no drama; things are looking good. I’m certainly going to start bringing in […]
It’s Harvest, my favorite time of the year. Earlier this week our first batch of grapes arrived and, per tradition, most of the winemaking team turned out to see them loaded into the hopper. It’s a […]
Wonder why we call the grape harvest “Crush?” It’s because we have been working non-stop, receiving grapes 24-hours a day, every day, for over three weeks now. It will all be over soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to give a little update with Winemaking 101: Red Winemaking.
I discussed the method of pressing juice off the skins, settling and fermenting to create the most common styles of white wines. With reds, everything is completely different.