Ventura County Harvest 2020: Perspective from Clos Des Amis, Pacific View, Topa Mountain, The Ojai Vineyard

Pacific View Dolcetto and Olive trees

The big news this harvest in Ventura County isn’t COVID, but it’s definitely related to FEVER — FIRE and HEAT.

While an early harvest wine grape overall, the 2020 wine grape harvest is looking good so far according to owners and winemakers in Ventura County at The Ojai Vineyard, Clos Des Amis, Topa Mountain and Pacific View. By late September, just about everything was in with only some grapes destined for late harvest wines are on the vine; I’ll be out picking the Riesling at Clos des Amis on Wednesday.

With the heat spikes, 2020 harvest came early, Continue reading