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Chris Sorensen
September 10, 2023 | Chris Sorensen

The Artistry of Harvest: From Vine to Vintage at Caddis Winery


Introduction: As the leaves begin to change and the air carries a hint of autumn, a new chapter unfolds in the world of winemaking. At Caddis Winery, we embrace the beauty and anticipation of the harvest season—a time when grapes reach their peak ripeness and we embark on a journey to capture the essence of the land. Join us as we share the artistry, dedication, and stories that come to life with each harvest at Caddis.

The Harvest Experience: Step into the heart of our vineyards as we immerse ourselves in the artistry of the harvest. With the first rays of morning light, our vineyard teams carefully handpick each cluster, selecting only the finest grapes that have been nurtured throughout the growing season. Discover the meticulous attention to detail that goes into ensuring the perfect balance of flavors, sugars, and acids that define our wines.

From Vine to Cellar: A Journey of Transformation: Follow the grapes' journey from vineyard to cellar, where the magic of winemaking truly begins. Learn about the delicate process of crushing and pressing the grapes to extract their juice—the very essence of the land itself. Explore how this juice evolves through fermentation, as sugars are transformed into alcohol, and the intricate decisions that our winemakers make to craft wines of exceptional character.

Featured Wines:

2022 Livermore Valley Fume Blanc: Embrace the vibrancy of the season with our 2022 Livermore Valley Fume Blanc. This exquisite wine reflects the essence of our local terroir, enhanced by its unique fermentation process. Fermented in French oak barrels and undergoing malolactic fermentation, it offers an inviting interplay of flavors and textures. On the nose, discover aromas of zesty citrus, subtle pear, and delicate hints of toasted vanilla. On the palate, experience the lush creaminess and rounded acidity that dance alongside flavors of Meyer lemon and a touch of stone fruit. This Fume Blanc is the perfect companion for late summer and early autumn gatherings, inviting you to celebrate the flavors of the harvest season with a touch of elegance.

2021 Totem Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley AVA): Raise your glass to the rich and robust character of our 2021 Totem Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourced from the esteemed Knights Valley AVA, this wine showcases the elegance of the region. With deep aromas of dark berries, cocoa, and a hint of spice, it offers a symphony of flavors on the palate. Velvety tannins and a long, luxurious finish complete the experience. This Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of autumn sophistication, making it a perfect match for hearty dishes and cozy evenings.

Join the Celebration: Harvest Events and Experiences: As we embrace the harvest season, we invite you to celebrate with us. Join our upcoming harvest event on October 7th and 8th at the winery in Livermore, where you might witness the beauty of the harvest firsthand. Share in the joy of this pivotal moment in the winemaking calendar.

Embrace the Harvest: At Caddis Winery, the harvest is more than a season—it's a celebration of the land's bounty and the culmination of our passion. As we work tirelessly to create wines that embody the spirit of the harvest, we invite you to raise a glass to the journey that started in the vineyard and ends in your glass. The promise of the vintage awaits, and we can't wait to share it with you.

Join Us: Stay connected with Caddis Winery by visiting our tasting room in downtown Sonoma or exploring our selection online at Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on our harvest activities, upcoming events, and new releases. Sign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive insights and offers from the world of Caddis Wines.

Embrace the artistry of the harvest season and the flavors that define this special time of year. Cheers to the journey from vine to vintage at Caddis!


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