Year In Review – The 2018 Harvest

Year In Review – The 2018 Harvest

Wow! What a ride that was! As the winemaker for Agajanian Vineyards & Wine Company, I get to see it all – from early ripening grapes in the Central Valley to Cabernet Sauvignon in the North Coast. Our first grapes were in on August 9th and the last crush was...
Wine Grape Super Sale

Wine Grape Super Sale

The end of summer is fast approaching and while harvest has started in some parts of California, not much has moved in the North Coast yet. So, before everything gets crazy, we’re offering some great deals on 2018 winegrapes with reduced prices while they last. Take...
Good Yields and Heat Watch

Good Yields and Heat Watch

Rick Aldine, North Coast Grape Manager Summer salutations everybody!  We’re a month into summer and just a couple weeks away from the onset of Veraison.  I feel that it’s been a relatively mild summer with longer periods of lingering fog and temperatures in the mid...
Good fruit set. Good weather. Fingers crossed.

Good fruit set. Good weather. Fingers crossed.

Rick Aldine, North Coast Grape Manager Crop estimates remain inconsistent. Some vineyard sites have set a large crop, some sites shattered pretty heavy and crop size is below normal. Many sites are still going through bloom. Generally, the crop potential seems to be...
Is It Still Too Early To Tell?

Is It Still Too Early To Tell?

Rick Aldine, North Coast Grape Manager We’re halfway through May and the 2018 vintage is definitely late by at least 2 weeks. Pre-bloom crop estimates are all over the place and it’s still way too early to guess the relative size. Newer vineyards and especially...