North Coast Winegrape Harvest Officially Underway Amid Pandemic

Wine Pouring into Glass

SONOMA COUNTY, CA -- The 2020 winegrape harvest is officially underway in Napa and Sonoma counties about a week earlier than expected.

The kickoff reportedly started Monday, where crews picked the first grapes for sparkling wine. But unlike previous years, celebrations have been muted.

Instead of hosting large crowds, winery workers are just popping a few corks and de-masking long enough for a toast.

104.7 WONK FM's Jen Richer talks with Wine Maker Donald Patz about the challenges wineries have been facing under the pandemic. Listen to the full interview here:

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