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A look at October's harvest in Washington

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Below is a look at what was picked, when, and where in Washington during October 2018.

Harvested ended for some growers in warmer sites toward the end of September, whereas for others it stretched into mid to late October and even into early November for larger production wineries.

The hallmark of the harvest season was near perfect weather conditions, with a number of growers and winemakers telling me it was the best harvest weather they could remember. The cooler but still sunny temperatures, as reflected in the flattening of the Growing Degree Day chart at left, allowed for extended hang time for those who sought it.

More on the growing season in an upcoming harvest report.

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See information on the Washington State Growing Degree Days here.

See monthly forecast for Yakima Valley (Sunnyside), Red Mountain (Benton City), Walla WallaPaterson, and Mattawa.

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The information in the table below is aggregated from personal correspondence with growers and winemakers, as well as information posted on Twitter and Facebook. It is not intended to be comprehensive but rather is intended as a snapshot of what is going on around the state. If you wish to send data for your grapes or vineyards (or correct any of the information below), please email me at wawinereport@gmail.com, leave a comment here, or leave a comment on the WWR Facebook page.

Winery

Grape
Vineyard
Date
Notes
Columbia Valley
--
Viognier
Greenwald
10/2
Head trained, 23 Brix
Sleight of Hand
Syrah
Lewis Vineyard
10/3

Cairdeas
Roussanne
Lawrence
10/4

Barnard Griffin
Cabernet Sauv
Sagemoor
10/5

--
Marsanne
Sunland
10/5

--
Gewurz
Double D
10/7

Gordon
Merlot
Estate
10/8

Gordon
Syrah
Estate
10/8

--
Petit Verdot
Dionysus
10/10

Gorman
Cabernet Sauv
Conner Lee
10/16

Guardian
Cabernet Sauv
Conner Lee
10/17
Last fruit
Eternal
Viognier
Gamache
10/26

Yakima Valley
Kevin White
Grenache
Sugarloaf
10/4

Cote Bonneville
Cabernet Sauv
DuBrul
10/4

Cote Bonneville
Cabernet Franc
DuBrul
10/4

Sleight of Hand
Grenache
French Creek
10/5

Kevin White
Cabernet Sauv
DuBrul
10/6

Cairdeas
Syrah
Boushey
10/10

Co Dinn
Mourvèdre
Lonesome Spr
10/10

Co Dinn
Grenache
Lonesome Spr
10/10

L’Ecole
Chardonnay
Schmitt
10/13
Last fruit of harvest
Gorman
Syrah
Boushey
10/16

Gorman
Grenache
Boushey
10/16

Purple Star
Petit Verdot
Olsen Bros
10/16

Covington
Sangiovese
Boushey
10/19
Last fruit
Two Vintners
Cabernet Franc
Pollard
10/19
Last Fruit
Cairdeas
Syrah
Boushey
10/26

Cairdeas
Cinsault
Boushey
10/26

Cairdeas
Petite Sirah
Inland Desert
11/1
Last fruit
Naches Heights

Syrah
Strand
10/11
Clone 174
--
Graciano
Strand
10/13

Snipes Mountain
Camaraderie
Cabernet Sauv
Upland
10/18






Red Mountain
Gorman
Cabernet Sauv
Obelisco
10/2

Gorman
Cabernet Sauv
Obelisco
10/2

Quilceda Creek
Cabernet Sauv
Galitzine
10/3

Gamache
Cabernet Sauv
Dalee
10/11

Gorman
Cabernet Sauv
Kiona
10/13

Gorman
Cabernet Sauv
Kiona
10/16
Old vine
Gorman
Cabernet Sauv
Klipsun
10/16

Gorman
Mourvedre
Kiona
10/23
Last grapes of harvest
Walla Walla Valley
Precept
Cabernet Sauv
Estate
10/3

Sleight of Hand
Petit Verdot
Blue Mountain
10/4

Waters
Syrah
Waterstone
10/4

Dillon
Cabernet Sauv
Resurgent
10/4
South for WW River area
Tertulia
Cabernet Sauv
Riviere Galets
10/11
28 degrees when picked
Eternal
Syrah
Bogin
10/14

Tertulia
Mourvèdre
Riviere Galets
10/15

Tertulia
Cabernet Franc
Elevation
10/16

Tertulia
Cabernet Sauv
Elevation
10/18

Tertulia
Petit Verdot
Elevation
10/23
Last fruit
Wahluke Slope
Long Shadows
Merlot
Weinbau
10/13

Bartholomew
Aglianico
Weinbau
10/30

Horse Heaven Hills
DeLille
Cabernet Sauv
Discovery
10/12
Last pick. Moved from 10/8 due to rain.
Longship
Cinsault
McKinley Spr
10/14

Quilceda Creek
Cabernet Sauv
Lake Wallula
10/19

Boudreaux
Cabernet Sauv
Champoux
10/30
Last pick
Columbia Gorge
Sleight of Hand
Chardonnay
Celilo
10/3

Dowsett
Gewurz
Celilo
10/6
Picked before rain
Lake Chelan
Rocky Pond
Chardonnay
Clos CheValle
10/4
Last pick
--
Pinot Noir
Clos CheVale
10/7

Hard Row
Orange Muscat
Jon Wadkins
10/16

Hard Row
Syrah
Dry Lake
10/19

Hard Row
Malbec
Wadkins
10/23

Hard Row
Malbec
Estate
10/23

Hard Row
Cabernet Franc
Estate
10/26

Ancient Lakes
Palencia
Albarino
Evergreen
10/20



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