September 10, 2012: Upland Vineyards, Snipes Mountain: Started off harvest with Sauvignon Blanc on September 5. Will start Syrah on September 14 with Merlot, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay soon to follow.
- Todd Newhouse, owner
September 10, 2012: Recent sample from Upland Vineyard on Snipes Mountain: Cabernet Sauvignon at 23.0 Brix - very early site. Estimated harvest date: September 22nd.
- Wade Wolfe, Thurston Wolfe winemaker
September 11, 2012: Milbrandt Vineyards. We've started bringing into the winery Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc from some of our growers. Above is a photo of Grenache grapes from our Clifton Bluff Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope waiting to be harvested.
- Jason Schlagel, senior viticulturist
September 13, 2012 DuBrul Vineyard Harvest has begun, Chardonnay is first!
- Kerry Shiels, Cote Bonneville winemaker
September 13, 2012 Tapteil Vineyard began harvest with Merlot today!
- Jane Pearson, owner
Desert Wind Winery We are looking like we will begin with the Sauvignon Blanc mid-week next week, followed by Chardonnay and Syrah next weekend. So far we are seeing lower acidity than last year, which the winemaking team is excited about.
- Amber Fries, Desert Wind Winery