The 2013 harvest in Santa Barbara County began the third week of August to much anticipation. This year's growing season was hot and dry, pushing the grapes to ripen up to two weeks earlier than normal on some vineyard sites. As we share the story of the Santa Barbara County harvest, we asked our winery and vineyard members to post their harvest pictures and technical updates to their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages using #sbcharvest.
The Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association is cultivating these photos from our members to our Facebook, Twitter an Instagram accounts. Look for daily harvest stories from the winemakers and vineyard managers of Santa Barbara County, California on this page beginning on Wednesday, September 11.
Here's to a very successful and tasty 2013 vintage!