Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sierra Foothills/El Dorado Wineries Roll Out the Fall Color Carpet After Good Harvest News

How glorious is this?  Visitors to El Dorado County have a feast for their eyes right now, just as they will have a futuer treat for their palates with the 2012 vintage.
Holly's Hill Vineyards,
Placerville, CA

Chaim Gur-Arieh, winemaker/proprietor at C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery in Mount Aukum, El Dorado County/Sierra Foothills, CA, welcomes visitors to his vineyards during harvest and afterwards to experience the wonderful fall colors in the Sierra Foothills.   He's kept a harvest journal to share, and these remarks are part of that: 
Chaim Gur-Arieh in his
Mount Aukum vineyards
"Our experience with this year’s harvest was quite different. We still had a cool and rainy early summer which progressed into more normal weather in July and a heat wave that lasted several weeks in August. Harvest started the first week in October which was a couple of weeks later than normal. While everyone was rejoicing from the bumper crop they received, for the most part our yields were considerably lower than last year. As for quality – my first impression is that this will be a memorable vintage. "

Other El Dorado wineries also offer the visitor some incredible fall color right now.


Grace Patriot Wines,
Placerville, CA
(photo by Trevor Grace,
Assistant Winemaker)

Chevalier Winery,
Shingle Springs, CA

Baiocchi Wines,
Fair Play, CA

Lava Cap Winery,
Placerville, CA

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