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Paso's actual harvest will be earlier than usual this year

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Paso's actual harvest will be earlier than usual this year

Just as an FYI for those who want to visit Paso when the grapes are actually being harvested, the reports from many vintners, as well as from our own tests on our vines, is that harvest will be early this year. Harvest Festival is always the third week of October, so this doesn't and won't change, but for those of you are trying to time the actual harvest, some of the whites are coming in now, and we grow Zin, Cab, and Petite Sirah, and we will have difficulty holding off the Zin much past Labor Day. My guess is that the other two will follow in September. Just wanted to pass that along for anyone traveling.

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1. Re: Paso's actual harvest will be earlier than usual this year

Thanks for sharing - with the warm temperatures we've had its an early harvest year.

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2. Re: Paso's actual harvest will be earlier than usual this year

What temps. Should we expect for a first week of October visit to the area? Thanks

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By then, hopefully, it will be in the low 80s during the day and possibly high 40s at night. However, we have had harvest get togethers (third weekend in October) and it's been nearly 100. Plan to layer (possibly short sleeved top for day and sweater/jacket for night.

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4. Re: Paso's actual harvest will be earlier than usual this year

We just helped pick some Cab Sauv and some Cab Franc and *boy* were those grapes good to taste right from the vine (we were offered a fruit breakfast for our work - and the fruit was really fine). Harvest get togethers are a lot of fun. We were there at 7 a.m. and by 9 a.m., it was a little warm, felt like work, ha. But get a bunch of people picking together and it does go fast.

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