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Fresh Grapes - Now accepting Pre-Orders for the Fall!
Fall Season - fresh varieties from California and Washington State. Pre-Orders begin in August for September/October Delivery

Summer is winding down, but our Fall Harvest season is just starting to kick into gear! Our growers in the Central Valley of California are seeing veraison (part of the ripening process where the ‘green’ grapes become red or white) and expect picking to begin around Labor Day. This means that the first shipment of grapes, usually whites, are expected by the second week of September. Red grapes are expected by the third week of September. Northern and Specialty Regions will prepare their shipments around the beginning of October. Keep in mind that we are dealing with fresh fruit, so these timeframes are subject to change.


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We are winemakers and take great pride in providing you with the best grapes available. Spoilage is easy with fresh fruit especially when it is not handled properly. You can be assured that all of our offerings have been kept refrigerated from packaging to when you receive it. We never ‘repack’ any of our fresh fruit, as this invites contamination.

Fall Grapes come in 36 lb containers called ‘Lugs’. As a rule of thumb, it takes around 75 lbs, or two lugs to make 5-6 gallons of finished wine. It is important to keep in mind that this is a guideline, the amount of juice produced is not only the result of the grapes – but the size of the ‘batch’ and your fermentation procedure. For this reason, we recommend five lugs when making double batches. The grapes are carefully packed, sprayed with a light solution of Metabisulfite and kept refrigerated to ensure freshness.


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California Central Valley/Lodi Region Grapes California Italian Varietals/Contra Costa Region Grapes California Kings River Region Grapes
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California Lanza/Suisun Select Northern Region Grapes California Paso Robles Region California Special Offerings Grapes
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Washington State Region Grapes
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