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Harvest Moon Winery

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.

Harvest Moon is a family driven boutique winery nestled in the Russian River Valley that focuses primarily on California's own Zinfandel. The proprietors, Bob and Ginny Pitts, have grown grapes in Russian River Valley since 1977. In 2000, their son Randy assumed the farming responsibilities at the family ranch. Soon after, Randy made a barrel of homemade Zinfandel from the ranch that turned out exceptionally good and they realized they had something remarkable growing in their backyard. Although the Estate Zinfandel is their pride and joy, Randy also handcrafts a limited quantity of Estate Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir. From their initial amateur adventure, the farmer’s turned winemakers looked towards a promising future and aspire to make their unique ZinPrint on California's wine landscape.

Over the course of the 2002 growing season, over 50 percent of the Zinfandel fruit grown on the Estate was thinned in order to produce the aromatic intensity that lies inside. Harvest Moon employs an extensive canopy management program with the trellised Zin. This program includes spring suckering, leaf pulling, cane positioning and fruit thinning and bull-caning. All of this is done for fruit quality. They believe their foggy summer nights help retain the natural acidity in the grape, which transfers to fresher and more juicy flavors on the palate.

These approximately 100 cases of Russian River Valley Pinot came from two vineyards within 3 miles of the Estate. Although its straight-forward, clean demeanor initially greets one in the glass, the earthy notes inside begin to reveal themselves more than in years prior. Harvest Moon Winery are one of the best in the wine business and are aware that quality is not accidental but by high intention and perseverance and are devoted to follow it on any backgrounds.

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