It’s Raining Pinot Noir, 2022 Harvest Review

Auteur Harvest 2022 Pinot Noir berries falling from sorting table

Harvest is in full swing in Sonoma. As of today, all of our Sonoma Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have started their fermentations at the winery. Our more extreme coastal sites, and still enjoying their last few days of summer ripening. Overall the growing season gave us naturally low yields, which is always our preference. It made for fewer passes in the vineyards, and the fruit got a nice warm bump over the Labor Day weekend, averaging around 23-23 Brix upon early morning arrivals at the winery. We have some exciting experiments in the winery and a few new vineyards in the coveted Sebastopol Hills with the Russian River appellation. As always, we are grateful and look forward to seeing what the fruit teaches us this vintage.

We look forward to sharing more on the 2022 vintage as the wines progress in the cellar. In the meantime come visit us at our Sonoma Bungalow in the heart of wine country.