Grapes for Sparkling Wine Kick Off Harvest in Paso Robles!

Vino Vargas, one of Paso Robles’ sparkling wine producers, harvested chardonnay to be used in its Paso Doble blanc-de-blanc sparkling wine this week. Because grapes for sparkling wine are picked with about seven degrees less of sugar and higher acidity, their harvest comes earlier than grapes picked for regular still wines. The 2020 harvest came 10 days earlier compared to 2019.

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