Given Spring Mountain’s varied soils, exposures and elevation differences it shouldn’t be surprising that harvest dates are just as varied. Harvest is wrapping up for many, or even most wineries on Spring Mountain, but some have yet to begin. Sherwin has yet to start; Marston Vineyards will start this week and Spring Mountain Vineyard and York Creek Vineyards will continue harvesting well into October.
What is similar so far throughout the Spring Mountain District harvest is the optimism for a very good vintage. The grapes with good sugars, small berries and low yields produced juice with exceptional flavors and very dark colors.
Written by Stuart Smith, Smith-Madrone Winery, published in Napa Valley Register