Stu Smith’s last 2021 harvest report for the Spring Mountain District for The St. Helena Star:
Just three wineries are still harvesting on the mountain and none seem to be in any hurry to finish. Matt Sherwin reports that they’re about two-thirds done, but are holding out for some warmer weather and likely won’t finish until early next week. Ron Rosenbrand at Spring Mountain Vineyard is now steadily harvesting and is very pleased with the quality but not so happy with the low tonnage; he will likely finish sometime late next week. At York Creek Vineyards Frank Schaefer reports that he is just over half done and couldn’t be happier with their ‘excellent bumper crop that’s looking just incredible with just a few shot berries.’ Frank continues, ‘After last year, it’s like a miracle, it’s just an incredible harvest and vintage.