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Our 2017 Harvest Intern- Concetta’s New Role

You probably know our Harney Lane Ambassador and Tasting Room aficionado Concetta for her welcoming spirit and perhaps her contagious laughter! This year, Concetta has been deep in the trenches taking on a new seasonal project as our honorary “Harvest Intern.” For years, Concetta has hinted to Kyle that she wants to work a harvest season out in the vineyards and winery. He never really took her seriously, until this year when he genuinely needed the extra help during what has become a very busy 2017 harvest. As with most things, she was enthusiastic and…

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Rain in the Vineyard- a wet winter means what for our wines?

Although it is practically summer, we are still hearing the same great questions in the Tasting Room just about daily- What does all the rain we’ve had mean for our vines? Thankfully, we have our Proprietor and Vineyard Manager Kyle Lerner on hand to provide some insight into what to expect for the coming year and your 2017 vintages! What has been the impact of all the rain this year? In our business, rain is always a good thing. We’ve experienced less than average rainfall the past few years, which has had a negative impact…

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Thankful message

The 2014 harvest wrapped up early this year with all our grapes in by the second week of October. The farming work is complete and now it is in Chad’s very capable hands to complete the process. Quite a process it is, considering you won’t see the red wines from this vintage until 2016 or 2017.  That means this is the vintage we will likely celebrate our daughter, Kirsten’s (aka Lizzy) high school graduation with.  Wow…I think I sprouted a few grey hairs just typing that…what special moments our Harney Lanes wines are a part of!…

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What’s Happening in the Vineyard…unseasonable winter & the vines

The iconic images of full, lush green vines weighted with beautiful clusters of grapes during the summer and rich burgundy, gold and auburn leaves during the Fall, illustrate the vibrant life cycle of a vineyard. Not to be forgotten, the bare, cold winter season represents an important part of that cycle as well. From a winemaking perspective, each step in the process plays a vital role to the development of grapes. Currently, our vineyards are going through their crucial dormant stage. Dormancy is an important period in any organism’s life cycle. This stage occurs after the vines…

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Certified Green

We are proud to share with you that our 2012 Albarino is our first wine to be released bearing the ‘Certified Green’ seal! The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing or simply ‘Certified Green’ is California’s first 3rd party-certified sustainable winegrowing program. This program encourages “practices that enhance biodiversity, soil and water health, community and employee well-being, while meeting our needs today without compromising the needs of future generations.” To be certified we, as growers, had to pass an independent audit of our viticultural practices, ensuring that our product qualifies. Congratulations to Kyle and crew for…

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