There's always an air of excitement when harvest begins. The mornings are cool and the afternoons are hot - today we hit 108 degrees. We picked Chardonnay on August 18 and Syrah on August 25. We get an early jump on harvest since we pick for our sparkling wines weeks before we pick for our classic wines.
Get into the spirit of harvest at our Sparkling Harvest Gallery, or better yet, come for a visit and taste the grapes, measure the sugars and help us predict when the next varietal will be ready to pick.
Amista Vineyards was featured in Sparkling Wines of Sonoma County. Here's their Insider Tip, "Amista has a great selection of sparkling wines from a sparkling Grenache to a sparkling Blanc de Blanc, and we recommend trying all of them."
Read about Amista and four other wonderful producers in Sparklng Wines of Sonoma County.
Amista Vineyards winemaker Ashley Herzberg was named Winemaker of the Month in the July issue of Wine Business Monthly. "I took a break...to come to Sonoma County to work a harvest and knew instantly that this was the career and place for me," says Winemaker Ashley about how she became a winemaker.
Read "8 Inspiring Sonoma County Wine Women" in Sonoma Magazine.
"What better way to celebrate International Syrah Day on February 16, than with a festive flute of Amista Vineyards Sparkling Syrah. Amista has earned a cult following for their unique sparkling wines, which include this raspberry beret-red sparkling Syrah," writes Sarah Stierch in an article in Sonoma Magazine.
Read "5 Best Sonoma Wines to Celebrate International Syrah Day" in Sonoma Magazine.
"A dramatic transformation is taking place along the banks of Dry Creek...located west of Healdsburg. The Sonoma County Water Agency [and] private landowners [including Amista]...are all working together to create a series of habitat enhancements in the creek to improve conditions for endangered coho salmon and threatened chinook salmon and steelhead," writes Barry Dugan in the Sonoma County Gazette.
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