Another harvest season is done! And, in spite of an autumn that was colder than normal for our region, we are happy to report that in 2019 we had an excellent growing season, and are extremely happy with the quality of wines produced. Read on for a little bit of insight into what we’ve been up to since our tasting room closed. Suffice to say: no rest for the wicked… or the winemakers.
Clos du Soleil Harvest 2019
- In 2019 we crushed 99 tons of grapes at Clos du Soleil.
- Our harvest started on September 4th, and our last harvest of grapes for the season was on November 4th – a full two months of picking. (Not every day, but close!)
- As of the time of writing, we are still quite busy in the cellar, pressing our red wines, barreling wines, and monitoring the very end of fermentations. An exciting time, but we are all looking forward to things slowing down in the coming weeks!
A final word from Clos du Soleil Winemaker Michael Clark to get you excited about the wines to come from this year’s harvest: “Our white wines from 2019 are concentrated, intense, with brilliant flavours and bright acidity. Our red wines are full of ripe flavours, full but fine tannins, wonderful moderate alcohol levels, and have the structure that will provide excellent aging potential. We are very excited by all of these wines!”