When Grapes Hit the Fan

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.

Friday, October 9 at 11:00 am on 12.2

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In 2012, the "perfect" growing season in Napa Valley yielded a rare combination of an abundant crop and quality grapes. Across the Valley, growers and winemakers expressed high expectations for a potentially outstanding vintage.VINTAGE explores a year in the life of three renowned Napa Valley wineries and its winemakers, including Brazilian-born Elizabeth Vianna of Chimney Rock; straight-shooting Kimberlee Nichols of Markham Vineyards, one of the oldest and largest wineries in Napa; and California native Marisa Taylor of Rutherford Hill.