North Bay Business Journal Talks Harvest With Foursight

Foursight was quoted in the North Bay Business Journal's harvest update, here, along with a great photo of our vineyard.

Winegrape harvest could be biggest in three years
Wineries scramble for tank, barrel space

By Jeff Quackenbush, Business Journal Staff Reporter

'...About 90 percent of the grapes in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley has been picked since harvest started in early September, and tonnage harvested is about 20 percent to 25 percent above the average year, according to Kristy Charles, co-owner of Foursight Wines and president of Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.

Some Anderson Valley growers thinned their crops early in the season, so their harvested tonnage has been 10 percent to 15 percent above typical, according to Ms. Charles.

A few vineyards on Greenwood Ridge straddling the Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge viticultural areas still have zinfandel and syrah on the vine, but that is expected to be picked in the next by the end of the month.

“Because overall quality is high, in particular with Anderson Valley pinot noir, I haven’t heard reports of any fruit being refused at the winery,” Ms. Charles said. “I think most wineries have simply found a way to stretch their fermenter space and make room.”'