Single vineyard designated wines from the region’s most elevated vineyard...
The 2020 growing season was unique. Late winter weather left snow in the vineyard in February into March, delaying pruning and other vineyard work. This also contributed to greater soil moisture, increased canopy growth, and slightly delayed bud break and bloom.
Summer temperatures were cooler and considerably more even than in recent years, with a few notable heat spikes.
Overall, temperatures across the growing season were slightly above 20-year averages with our GDD level reaching 2,000 for the season.
Minor smoke events during the latter part of Summer encompassed the Vineyard. The Vineyard was tested by IEH Laboratories for smoke tante which came back negative for both free guaiacol and free 4-methylguaiacol.
The 2020 Harvest was completed in two separate cuttings. Our estate GRÜNER VELTLINER was harvested on the 7th of October and the estate AGRIA and ZWEIGELT were brought in on the 16th of October.
The entire 2020 Estate crop will be used to make our first REVEAL Méthode Champenoise Sparkling Rose' set to deliver in 2023.
Check out this great video from inside the tank.
Sunset on the Last Day of the Grüner Veltliner on the Vines
Sorting the Grüner Veltliner Clusters Prior to the Crush
The Start of the 3 Year Méthode Champenoise Process
Part of the Grüner Veltliner Sunrise Crew
Lauren and Gregg with Our First Full Harvest at Bear Barton Vineyards
More Grüner Veltliner
Sunset on the Last Day of the Zweigelt on the Vines
Perfect Weather and Sunrise for Harvest Day #2
Ready - Set - Harvest
Agria on the Tailgate
One of Our Little Harvesters