In 2012 Mother Nature produced the "perfect" growing season in Napa Valley and yielded a rare combination of quality fruit and an abundant crop load. Growers and winemakers across the Valley expressed high expectations for a classic year that will produce epic wines. This outstanding vintage sets the backdrop for this series as it takes viewers into 3 renowned Napa Valley wineries and the lives of the people who make the wine.
Vintage Previous Broadcasts
The Never-Ending Crush (Episode #105H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 22, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
Marisa makes a last minute decision to pick an entire vineyard of her best Merlot, resulting in a long day, and night, for Rutherford Hill. At Chimney Rock they finally have their first big pick of the harvest, processing 60 tons of Merlot, while at Markham Vineyards they have a little slow time, and a Mexican BBQ on the crush pad.
Diy at Chimney Rock (Episode #104H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
The Chimney Rock team take matters into their own hands, picking one row of grapes from their vineyard. They don't pick quite as fast as the pros and then they have to press the fruit ... by hand. At Markham Vineyards, Charlie Wolleson's grapes arrive at the winery while Rutherford Hill mourns the passing of an iconic member of the winery.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
Homecoming Queen (Episode #103H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
The abundant harvest sees Marisa and her 3-year-old son head home to Sonoma County to meet up with her dad and buy fruit from some old family friends. At Chimney Rock, they bring in a small block of Merlot, while at Markham Vineyards Kim feels the need to get her feet wet, in grapes.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
When Grapes Hit The Fan (Episode #102H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 1, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
Markham Vineyards' harvest explodes into life when a 120 ton day turns into a 150 ton marathon. In contrast, Elizabeth takes a leisurely stroll through her Merlot blocks, deciding to pick 5 tons and Marisa sets off for beautiful Pope Valley to monitor harvest progress.