Napa Vintners Video Update on Harvest 2012


9/27/2012 - St Helena, CA--The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) today launches the third installment of its short video series capturing the sights and sounds of this year's Napa Valley harvest. With Chardonnay and Pinot Noir taking center stage for still wines this week, hear from producers in the Carneros region as well as from a renowned Cabernet Sauvignon producer who is preparing for the weeks ahead.

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The 10-day weather forecast for the region predicts continuing warm days with cool and foggy nights which bodes well for optimal ripening with balanced sugars and acids. The vintage is shaping up as a smooth, even harvest that--so far--finds winemakers throughout the appellation all-smiles with the 2012 crop. Across all varieties and from Carneros to Calistoga, the spring fruit set followed by a nearly perfect growing season finds beautiful, healthy vines delivering some of the most flavorful grape clusters vintners have seen in years.

As Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' long-time Winemaker Nicki Pruss said, "It's a good year to be a grapevine in Napa Valley."

For those looking for even more in-depth discussion on the current vintage from the field, visit to watch archived episodes from the UStream broadcast of Harvest Live, read the vintner-authored blog "Unfiltered," and much more.

The Napa Valley Vintners is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents more than 430 Napa Valley wineries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry. To learn more about our region and its legendary American wines, visit

Contact: Terry Hall, Communications Director 707-968-4217