During the last 15 years I have been visiting, tasting and reviewing Napa wineries (The Napa Wine Project). This project to date has reached 10,000+ hours, 1,030 visits, tastings and extensive reviews of unique Napa Valley based wineries, producers or tasting rooms; eventually I have to write a book about this unique experience. During the project I met Emil Tedeschi, owner of Tedeschi Family Winery and I have been working here when I’m in town for the past several years. Emil makes excellent wines (lower alcohol, food friendly red wines) with a production of around 2,000 cases. The wine are generally only sold direct to consumer through on premise visits, the wine club and at several Napa Valley based restaurants.
Working here during harvest is always exciting, this is as hands on a winery experience as you can find. The winery is full of fermenting lots of various varietals, and more grapes come in every week. There is always something to do at a winery any time of the year but but around harvest its especially busy – pumpovers, punch downs, taking sugar samples, acidity, ph, temperatures etc.
Coming to the valley and are interested in wine or helping out at a small winery, drop me a note. We’ve had a steady stream of International visitors come through this year.
Harvest Videos & Photos:
Hi Dave, you´re a great traveler -fascinating-, and have a great blog… my english is bad, sorry, I hope you understand. I was pleased to see your videos, specially your trip to Egypt a country I do not Know but I love it.
I´ll be going in and reading you, I´ll be improving in the expression… I hope.
Hai gia bevuto il vino santo?
I think travel is necesary for spirit and just body. I´ll go to Italy next month. See you.
Great pictures, been in Italy at harvest time.Best time of my life.thnks for becoming a follower.
Hola Dave: para mi es un placer invitarte que vistes nuestro blog de viajes por SudAmérica, es una aventura de un español y una chilena, que han querido escapar de la rutina y de idiosincrasia europea. Espero que te guste.
hhtp://mochilerosviajeros.blogspot.com, (blog de Miguel y Fer(yo))Abrazos
Gracias Fernanda 🙂
I look forward to reading about both of your travels – thanks for sending me the link to your travel blog.
ellah sun says
whew so thats how wines are made!
talking like I got no clue? yes really dont have a clue… I know from where are they but how are they made is nada hehe!
well I guess I’m more of a drinker.. hehe I dont taste it I drink it hehe!
Nice blog… be following you!
ellah sun says
talking about egypt… wish I can read more about it..
got a Egyptian crush huh! hehehe
luiz eduardo mattos says
Very well the post
I am Eng. Agronomics
And I liven in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul Brasil
In my region many projects wine. The big area to plant wine, the best.
Cathy Sweeney says
I would love to visit this winery sometime! It must be so much fun working there during harvest. Enjoyed your video and article.
Hi Cathy – my friend Gregory from Greece was here a few weeks ago and made a nice write on his personal website including notes about his stop at Tedeschi.
Yep, we’d love to have you stop by – I’ll keep you in the loop for Harvest 11′ which will be here before we know it.