Sports teams have playoffs. Students have finals. And for winegrowers, the big sink-or-swim moment—the event the whole year’s efforts have led up to—is harvest.
The period culminating in grape crush begins when the grapes start to change color in mid to late summer. The actual picking of the grapes usually happens between August and November above the equator and February to April below. What happens in between is the greatest determinant of a wine’s quality in a given vintage. Read on to learn about the processes—and perils—of harvest season.
The second annual Willcox Wine Awards were recently announced. The wine judging was completed by Beverage Testing Institute. Below is a complete list of the winners and scores! Support your favorite Willcox Winery!
We will be hosting an awards dinner on Friday, October 16 to recognize these outstanding winners and results!
Publish Date: 5/16/2020 (39 wines)
BEST OF SHOW
91 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2016 Commonwealth Rhone Blend, Willcox. RED WINES
91 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2016 Commonwealth Rhone Blend, Willcox.
2020 Best Willcox Red Wine
90 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2016 Lucky Prospector, Willcox.
89 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2017 Syrah, Willcox.
88 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Willcox.
88 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2016 Cabernet Franc, Willcox.
87 • Pillsbury Wine Company (AZ) 2017 Reserve, Mourvedre, Cochise County, Arizona.