As harvest wraps up across the West Coast, we sat down with Sashi Moorman to discuss the most recent growing season at Evening Land Vineyards. Here are his reflections on our 2021 vintage.
“Overall, it’s a very good vintage, both from the perspective of yield and quality. We always like to see that combination.” In short, the team is optimistic. After the confluence of COVID and nearby wildfires yielded an anxiety-ridden 2020 harvest, everyone was extra vigilant in 2021.
At Seven Springs, vineyard manager Jessica Cortell and her team faced some initial challenges. An early heatwave heightened everyone’s awareness. A second episode of scorching temperatures kicked everyone into high gear.