Last year I had the pleasure to work a bit during harvest. This year I’ve chosen to work and record during three harvests. The first one was at Bucher Vineyards in Russian River Valley, Sonoma County. The Buchers are wine grape growers but have been bottling their own wine the last few years. I’ve heard their wines compared to Kistler, a highly respected ultra premium producer! In this podcast I talk with John, his wife Diane, and their winemaker Adam Lee about this year’s harvest and their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. (Did I mention they also run a dairy farm?) There’s not much sleeping going on this time of year.




There is much to do at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd in celebration of harvest. You can find the Events schedule here. For a list of the Professional Wine Competition get yourself a glass then click here.  You’ll find a list by Medal or by Company. You’ll notice there was a broad list of winners this year. You’ll see many of the regulars yet a good number of lesser known wineries as well. Congrats to all the winners!