Harvest 2021 Is Officially Underway!

The 2021 harvest officially began for B Cellars on Friday, August 13, with four tons of Sauvignon Blanc. This is the second earliest start date for us—we once picked Sauvignon Blanc from a different vineyard on the 12th. What does this mean?  Not much, really. The reality is that the vines are not concerned with calendar dates. They ripen the fruit according to their own cycles, which are influenced by a number of factors—temperature, moisture, sunlight—over the entire growing season, from bud break until the vines begin to shut down for the winter. We harvest when the fruit is ready, not a day before.

Since mid-August, we’ve enjoyed cool, foggy mornings, and what appeared at first to be a frantic harvest pace has slowed a bit. The late summer season can be magical in the Napa Valley, with warm sunny days following cool mornings, perfect for nudging the vines along. From our perspective, harvest is the best time of the year, full of promise and energy, long days, and camaraderie. We’ll post-harvest news every week so that you can follow along. But if you can, make it a point to come experience harvest first hand.

Star Vineyard

Star Vineyard is located in Rutherford, CA.

It is approximately 2.4 miles north of B Cellars, as the crow flies.

B Cellars sources Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Star Vineyard


Date Harvested: September 1, 2021
Tons Picked: TBD

Oso Vineyard

Oso Vineyard is located in in Pope Valley, CA, on the southeastern slopes of Howell Mountain.

It is approximately 10 miles north east of B Cellars, as the crow flies.

B Cellars sources Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon from Oso Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc

Date Harvested: August 13, 2021

Tons Picked: TBD

Calesa Vineyard

Calesa Vineyard is located in Sonoma Coast in the newly formed Petaluma Gap AVA..

It is approximately 20 miles southwest of B Cellars, as the crow flies.

B Cellars sources Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Calesa Vineyard

2018 Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay – sold out

2017 Calesa Vineyard Pinot Noir

Varietal: Chardonnay

Date Harvested: August 28, 2020

Tons Picked: TBD

Shop The Harvest

B Cellars Blend 27
2020 BLEND 23
B Cellars Star Vineyard Chardonnay
2019 Star Vineyard


Experience the Harvest

The Vineyard

Twilight In The Vineyard