Our 20th Harvest Has Begun!

This year marks a very special harvest season at B Cellars. The 2022 vintage is our 20th harvest season, and we couldn’t be more proud of that accomplishment. We’ve come a long way since 2003, but our guiding principles still remain. We are more committed than ever to producing wine of the highest quality and providing the finest hospitality experience in Napa Valley.

It has been a busy Harvest so far, but we’re just getting started. Napa is still in a drought, technically.  We see this in the yields (tending toward lower than average) and in the timing (tending toward earlier than average). Harvest began this year on Aug 16 when we harvested Pinot Noir and Chardonnay…for sparkling wine! This is actually our second harvest making sparkling wine. The 2021 vintage is now going through its second, in-bottle fermentation. It is this second fermentation that makes a wine bubbly.  The wine still needs time to age in the bottle, so stay tuned…It should be ready sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.

We’ve harvested all of our white wine (and rosé wine) grapes, with many tons picked late last week. In our unyielding quest to work with the best fruit from the best vineyards, we harvested a new Chardonnay and a new Pinot Noir Vineyard. Stay tuned for more information on these exciting new wines! We are seeing incredibly bright acidity and lively flavors…very favorable indicators of a great vintage!

We’re in the midst of a tremendous heat wave, but temperatures are expected to cool down later this week. Kirk and his team are carefully watching the red varietals, and we should see the pace quicken as temperatures return to more moderate levels.

We’ll provide additional updates in the coming weeks. Until then, we want to thank everyone who has joined us on this journey for the past two decades. It is our immense honor and privilege to share our craft with you all. Cheers to the next 20 harvests!

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B Cellars Blend 27
2021 ROSÉ
B Cellars Star Chardonnay

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B Cellars Blend 27


B Cellars Blend 27


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