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Rubino Estates Winery
September 15, 2023 | Rubino Estates Winery

September in the Vineyard

Now halfway through September, the vineyard is showing all the picturesque signs of harvest season. Join us on an early morning walk in the estate vineyard with this photo gallery.

Our quintessential Italian varietals, Sangiovese and Barbera, grow side by side. These neighbors have a lot of character!

With the cold and rainy weather that extended through springtime this year, the vines have taken their time to reach maturity. We have a small handful of berries that haven’t reached their beautiful mature colors yet!

The weather conditions this year also had the effect of producing a bumper crop! Even our baby vines are heavy with fruit.  

We have gone through each row of the vineyard to select for quality, cutting excess fruit so that the clusters that remain can mature to their fullest potential. 

The Sauvignon Blanc, shown here glowing in the morning sun, will be ready the earliest of all the fruit in the vineyard. Fumé Blanc lovers, get ready for something delicious!

Our vineyard care includes removing the leaves that cover the fruit on the east-facing side of the vines, while leaving the leaf coverage on the west-facing side. This way, the  fruit is exposed to the lovely golden sunshine in the morning, but shielded from the harsher afternoon rays. 

We keep a relentless focus on the quality of our fruit and the sustainability of our vineyard practices. This is the path toward making the best wines and looking out for what matters!

Our vines are thriving and healthy, promising a marvelous 2023 vintage. This Cabernet vine glows with potential.

For our Sangiovese lovers, the clusters that create this classic are growing more picturesque and promising each day. 

Our Chardonnay vines are likewise beautiful, with golden maturity and exciting flavor development. Like the Sauvignon Blanc, the Chardonnay will be harvested sooner than the rest of our fruit. 

The morning dew kisses the vineyard on a cool morning like this one. The clusters sparkle with anticipation. 

Autumn is coming, and harvest time is here.

We hope you’ll take a moment to look out into the beautiful estate vineyards next time you visit us! For those who want a behind-the scenes look, consider the Duck Tour! This adventure takes you through our vineyards and pulls back the curtain on our winemaking process and philosophy. Inquire at to book your Duck Tour experience today, or click here to learn more.


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