Trefethen Harvest 2021 Report

August 30, 2021

Freshly harvested grapes at Trefethen Vineyards & Winery in the Oak Knoll District.

Harvest 2021 officially started in mid-August here at Trefethen and we’ve been in full swing ever since. Our CEO, Jon Ruel, had this to say about the first couple of weeks of Harvest: “The harvest in the OKD (Oak Knoll District) started around two weeks ago and has been moving at a very calm pace. Laura Barrett, winemaker at Clif Family Winery, said the cooler temperatures have allowed her ‘to slow down and plan picks with more precision’ and that they are picking their OKD Sauvignon Blanc this week and likely some Viognier and Chardonnay as well. Here at Trefethen, we have picked our Pinot Noir for Rosé, our Sauvignon Blanc and some Chardonnay. The crop is obviously a little lighter this year, given the dry winter, but the flavors have been fantastic. It will be interesting to see how the fall weather shapes up and when the pace of picking really picks up.”