Wine Harvest Trip

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Wine Harvest

Pinot Noir grapes

The majority of the world’s wine producing regions lie between the temperate latitudes of 30° and 50° in both hemispheres with regions lying closer to the equator typically harvesting earlier due to their warmer climates. In the Northern Hemisphere, vineyards in Cyprus begin harvesting as early as July. In California some sparkling wine grapes are harvested in late July to early August at a slightly unripe point to help maintain acidity in the wine.

The majority of Northern Hemisphere harvesting occurs in late August to early October with some late harvest wine grapes being harvested throughout the autumn. In Germany, the U.S. and Canada, ice wine grapes can be harvested as late as January. In the Southern Hemisphere harvest can begin as early as January 1 in some of the warmer climate sites in New South Wales, Australia. The majority of Southern Hemisphere harvesting occurs between the months of February and April with some cool climate sites like Central Otago, New Zealand picking late harvest wine grapes in June. 


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Tudal Winery

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Tudal Winery Current Releases:
– 2009 Tudal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
– 2012 Tudal Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
– 2012 Tudal Carpenter Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
– 2010 50/50 Napa Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

Also Available at Tudal Winery:
– 2010 Cuvee “Napa Valley”
– 2011 Gibson Pinot Noir
– 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon “Clift Vineyard”

Gruet Winery

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Gruet Historygruet-blanc-de-noir

Gilbert Gruet founder of Gruet Winery was born in Bethon, France in 1931. He grew up in a poor family, and began working at a young age. In 1952, Gilbert Gruet, along with his wife Danielle, dreamt of producing fine quality Champagne. Gilbert followed his heart and in 1967 created the U.V.C.B. (Union Vinicole des Coteaux de Bethon), a co-op in the village of Bethon.

In 1983, the Gruet family was traveling through the Southwestern part of the United States, and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards In Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequence, 170 miles south of Albuquerque. The land was inexpensive and the opportunity golden. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet, whose Champagne house, Gruet et Fils had produced fine Champagne in Bethon, France, since 1952, made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard, exclusively planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. His children, winemaker Laurent and daughter Nathalie, then relocated to the great state of New Mexico to begin their American wine making adventure.

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Gruet Club du Vin

Enjoy 15% off of bottle purchases and 25% off case purchases and complimentary tastings or a glass of wine for you and a guest on each visit. Your Wine Club shipments will be as follows:

  • Six shipments per year, approximately $80 per shipment.
  • Amount and type of wine varies and may include 2-6 bottles including both sparkling and still wine.
  • Substitutions are not allowed.
  • Shipment must be signed for upon delivery.
  • Shipping months are Feb., March, April, Oct., Nov., Dec.

Visit our Online Wine Club at www.GruetWine/


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Wine Team

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Pack n’ Ship Directpack and ship direct

Pack n’ Ship Direct is a full service, end-to-end Fulfillment Company focused on the direct-to-consumer wine industry. We offer winemakers and marketers a comprehensive solution for all of their business needs, from the vineyard to the supply chain to the marketplace.

In business since 1996, our experience, resources and vast network of strategic relationships offer an unrivaled level of fulfillment capabilities, multi-channel market opportunities, performance and operational excellence.

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Vino Shippervino shipper

VinoShipper is located in Windsor, California and has been a service provider to the wine industry since 2006. We have built a cloud based sales platform that helps small and medium sized wineries sell direct while staying compliant with all state regulatory, shipping and tax rules. We continue to follow our mission of empowering wineries to grow their direct sales and providing consumers with a greater selection of wine. To learn more about all the services we offer wineries, check out our Getting Started section.

We also utilize our platform to manage large wine programs. These Affinity Programs use our expertise in the industry to provide great wines for fundraising events. The programs have proven very successful for the sponsors, their members, and the wineries involved.

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Harvesting of the Grapes

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Art Farm Wine, The Story

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It started 20 years ago with an opportunity to work for a craft brewer in Western Australia. Showing up in Australia with a degree from the University of California, a good work ethic and a “can do” spirit was the perfect combination of right place-right time. After three years down under, Kat moved back to theUS and her husband, Australian Rob McDonald quickly followed.



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We’re experience makers. And, yes, here in Napa, some might even say we’re trouble makers. Uproot is re-imagining winemaking to create a fresh, modern, energized experience for a new generation of wine drinkers. We’re inspired by a sense of place, not by being rooted in place. We look ahead to what’s possible, not back to what’s been done. We choose not to get stuck by the way things have always been.

Watermill Winery


Watermill Winery would like to welcome you to the southern reaches of the exquisite Walla Walla Valley, which is the home of premier vegetable, fruit and wine production.  Milton-Freewater was founded in the mid-1800’s alongside what is now known as the Walla Walla River.  This pristine river has its source 25 miles southeast of Milton-Freewater in Oregon’s beautiful Blue Mountains.  From there the river meanders through sunny Milton-Freewater, traversing southeastern Washington and finally merging with the mighty Columbia.


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