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Rubino Estates Winery
September 4, 2020 | Rubino Estates Winery

Keeping Up in the Vineyard with Jesse - Harvest Edition

September is here, and so is harvest! We've already picked most of our white grapes that will become your favorite white wines like the Riserva and Landmark Chardonnays. As you can see in the photo above, most of the time, grapes are picked in the very early morning when the vines are resting and the grapes have relaxed and restored themselves from the heat of the day. This helps make sure that the grapes are plump and fresh when they arrive at the winery for processing.

In this week's video, Jesse shares with us what effect, if any, the heat spike and surprise rain had on the grapes and vines. He also breaks down his process for sampling, which helps guide the decisions for when to pick to ensure optimum ripeness for the wines we craft from our estate. 

Have any other harvest questions? Send us an email at and we'll have Jesse answer them for you! 


Keeping Up In The Vineyard - Collecting Samples from Ruby Hill & Rubino Estates on Vimeo.




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