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Last Chance to Participate in the 2014 Wine Harvest Season

If you have not yet had the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Wine Harvest Season, now is your chance to make it out before crush season is over. The wine harvest season of the Northern Hemisphere typically takes place from August until October. Many local wineries give wine lovers the opportunity to participate in crush season as it makes for an unforgettable experience. There is no way you will leave without an increased appreciation for wine and wine makers.

When it comes to wine harvesting basics, the most important thing you need to know is that the grapes begin to change color, which marks harvest season. During this time, wine makers will test the ripeness of each grape to determine the exact moment to pick the grapes. With recent California heatwaves causing some challenges for wine makers, many of them are heading up to taste the juice from the grapes on a daily, sometimes twice daily basis. Some wine makers were forced to pick early for their grapes to survive the extreme temperatures.

While you may just be excited to stomp on grapes, the ripeness of the grapes determines the livelihood of the wine maker and their wine. They must choose the perfect moment when the grape is ready to be picked. This is a skill that takes years to acquire, however, the wine makers will invite you to participate in the fun part. While stomping and crushing grapes may seem easy to the naked eye, it is a very vital step in the wine making process. If wine makers did not have you to stomp on their grapes, many of the grapes would not release any juice once in the wine press. For this reason, wine makers invite you to join in the grape stomping process.

We hope you have the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Wine Harvest Season! Contact California Jazz & Wine Festival as we are planning some exciting new surprises for the 2015 4th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest with great entertainment, and delicious wine and beer exhibitors. This amazing event will be fun for every member of your family!

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