Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2021: Live

As our Northern Hemisphere producers kick off their 2021 harvests, we bring you all the latest news and updates from the vineyards. 

Friday 17 September

Louis Roederer - Champagne, France

Time for the Pinot Noir to be harvested at Louis Roederer.

Thursday 16 September

Paul Jaboulet Aine - Rhone Valley, France

Have a look at the rest of the harvest photos from Paul Jaboulet Aine on Instagram.

Bodegas Protos - Ribera del Duero, Spain

Bodegas Protos

Not long to go before harvest starts for Bodegas Protos.

Ironstone Vineyards - Calafornia, USA

Harvest season done and dusted at Ironstone.

Casa de Mouraz - Tondela, Portugal

Casa de mouraz

Little Bolinha on the way to a water break after supervising the harvest team.

Wednesday 15 September

Morgan WineryCalifornia, USA

Chardonnay grapes looking real good at Morgan Winery! 

Louis Roederer - Champagne, France

An excellent team of pickers braving the rain in Champagne.

Tuesday 14 September

Puklavec Family Wines - Slovenia

Puklavec Family Wines

Some harvest highlights from Puklavec Family Wines.

Paul Jaboulet Aine - Rhone Valley, France

A collage from Paul Jaboulet Aine. Have a look at the rest of the photos on Instagram.

Sunday 12 September

Casa de Mouraz - Tondela, Portugal

Harvesting at night in the Douro region.

Saturday 11 September

Casa de Mouraz - Tondela, Portugal

casa de mouraz

The calm before the storm - the last day before harvest starts.

Thursday 9 September

Caruso & Minini - Sicily, Italy

Quality control is very important!

Wednesday 8 September

Morgan WineryCalifornia, USA

Welcoming the first grapes to the Morgan Winery cellar! 

Tuesday 7 September

Las Moradas De San Martin - Pago de los Castillejos, Spain

Passion and dedication gets everyone through the hard work of a harvest season.

Friday 3 September

Chapel Down - Kent, England

Patience will be rewarded - with a bottle of Chapel Down Brut, hopefully!

Paul Jaboulet Aine - Rhone Valley, France

We're playing the waiting game alongside Paul Jaboulet Aine, waiting for the Syrah to ripen.

Wednesday 1 September

Robert Mondavi - California, USA

A vineyard tour from Robert Mondavi's Director of Winemaking, Nova Cadamatre MW, to check on the grapes for this year's harvest. Watch the video here.

Tuesday 31 August

Las Moradas De San Martin - Pago de los Castillejos, Spain

Starting the week with Garnacha - perfectly ripe!

Saturday 28 August

Bodegas Alvear - Montilla, Spain

The current situation at Bodegas Alvear's La Casilla del Hospital farm, with their harvest continuing "at a good pace".

Friday 27 August

Alain Jaume - Chateauneuf du Pape, France

Tick-tock goes the clock! The grapes are almost ready for harvesting.

Wednesday 25 August

Domaine Lafage - Roussillon, France

Quality control by hand at Domaine Lafage.

Robert Mondavi - California, USA

First up: Sauvignon Blanc! Getting back into action at Robert Mondavi for their 56th harvest.

Monday 23 August

Louis Roederer - Champagne, France

Good news for Champagne lovers! Harvesting is about to start at Louis Roederer. 

Saturday 21 August

Bodegas Alvear - Montilla, Spain

At Bodegas Alvear, all grapes are harvested by hand and placed in 25kg crates in order to prevent any damage.

Thursday 19 August

Vivanco - Briones, Spain

The veraison has almost been completed in the Vivanco vineyard, and the countdown to harvesting has begun!

Wednesday 18 August

Bodegas Alvear - Montilla, Spain

Quality control in the vineyard at Bodegas Alvear, to determine the exact moment to harvest.

Monday 16 August

Litmus Wines - Surrey, England

Litmus Wines is ready and waiting – and so are we!

Saturday 14 August

Bodegas Alvear - Montilla, Spain

On 14 August, Bodegas Alvear kicked off their harvest, with the grapes having reached the optimum point of maturation.

Las Moradas De San Martin - Pago de los Castillejos, Spain

Las Moradas De San Martin also announced the start of their harvest season on 14 August. They started with the native Spanish variety Albillo Real.

Caruso & Minini - Sicily, Italy

Waiting for the right time… On 14 August, Michele was checking the grapes for optimum sugar levels.

Thursday 12 August

Morgan Winery - California, USA

Morgan Winery is still keeping an eye on their grapes, with harvesting expecting to start at the beginning of September.

Friday 6 August

Chateau Musar - Ghazir, Lebanon

Chateau Musar shared this photo on their impressive Chardonnay bunches on the fifth day of harvest.

Thursday 5 August

Domaine Lafage - Roussillon, France

At Domaine Lafage, the Muscat grapes were the first to get harvested.

Wednesday 4 August

Paul Jaboulet Aine - Rhone Valley, France

Paul Jaboulet Aine shared this sneak peek of what’s to come… Looking good so far!

Monday 2 August

Alain Jaume - Chateauneuf du Pape, France

Let’s go! Alain Jaume announced their harvest kick-off with this beautiful photo of veraison on their grapes.


Want to see how this year compares?

Read the harvest reports from previous years here.

Adriana grew up in the winelands of Robertson and studied at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Here she was inspired to complete two courses with Cape Wine Academy, while completing an MA degree. Having realised that wine is much more fun than Political Science, she moved into marketing in the wine industry, and has never looked back!

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