Workers move like ghosts against the lights illuminating a night harvest in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Night harvests help keep grapes cool, preserving their flavors and giving winemakers the option to start fermentation exactly when they want. With many white grapes harvested already, producers are beginning to bring in Pinot Noir and other early ripening grape varieties as the 2022 harvest ramps towards its peak in mid-September and early October.
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