Current Grape Availability 9-27-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT Harvested 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Mid-Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* SOLD OUT Late Sept-Early Oct 1.00

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

 

Current Grape Availability 9-23-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT Harvested 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Mid-Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* 0.5 Late Sept-Early Oct 1.00

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

 

Current Grape Availability 9-10-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT Harvested 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Mid-Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* SOLD OUT*** Late Sept-Early Oct 1.00./1.10

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

***Wait list requests accepted

Current Grape Availability 9-9-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera 1.-1.5 Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT Harvested 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Mid-Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* SOLD OUT*** Late Sept-Early Oct 1.00./1.10

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

***Wait list requests accepted; current list shown below.  Note:  Don’t be discouraged.  Clients prefer certainty, so some ahead of you may secure fruit elsewhere or go in a different direction before offered the fruit.

Update:  The barbera is lovely and is available!  We just completed our main harvest and have the estimated amount shown available for sale.  The chemistry of this remaining fruit as of 9-9-17 PM was 25.8 brix, pH 3.21, TA 1.10.  First come, first-served…

Current Grape Availability 9-1-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT*** Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT Harvested 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Mid-Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* SOLD OUT*** Late Sept-Early Oct 1.00./1.10

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

***Wait list requests accepted; current list shown below.  Note:  Don’t be discouraged.  Clients prefer certainty, so some ahead of you may secure fruit elsewhere or go in a different direction before offered the fruit.

Update:  The barbera was looking very nice and abundant heading into the recent brutal heatwave.  We are seeing some shrivel now but remain optimistic that we will have fruit for at least our #1 position waitlist client.  It is also likely that some non-Quinta field touriga will become available once our current commitments are satisfied.

BARBERA WAITLIST

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                  E.G.                               2.0

#2                                  W.P.                               0.5-0.75

 

Current Grape Availability 8-13-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT*** Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT*** Early Sept 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* SOLD OUT*** Late Sept-Early Oct 1.00./1.10

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

***Wait list requests accepted; current list shown below.  Note:  Don’t be discouraged.  Clients prefer certainty, so some ahead of you may secure fruit elsewhere or go in a different direction before offered the fruit.

Update:  Fruit set looks excellent in primitivo and good in the barbera.  We expect to be able to provide fruit to our current primitivo waitlist clients, and possibly to some barbera clients, and will confirm at the point of greater certainty.  It is also possible if not probable that some non-Quinta field touriga will become available once our current commitments are satisfied.

BARBERA WAITLIST

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                  E.G.                               2.0

#2                                  D.V.                               0.5

#3                                  W.P.                               0.5-0.75

PRIMITIVO WAITLIST 

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                 T.R.                                0.5+ (late harvest)

Current Grape Availability 7-30-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT*** Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT*** Early Sept 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* SOLD OUT*** Late Sept-Early Oct 1.00./1.10

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

***Wait list requests accepted; current list shown below.  Note:  Don’t be discouraged.  Clients prefer certainty, so some ahead of you may secure fruit elsewhere or go in a different direction before offered the fruit.

Update:  Fruit set looks excellent in primitivo and good in the barbera.  We expect to be able to provide fruit to our current primitivo waitlist clients, and possibly to some barbera clients, and will confirm at the point of greater certainty.  It is also possible if not probable that some non-Quinta field touriga will become available once our current commitments are satisfied.

BARBERA WAITLIST

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                  E.G.                               2.0

#2                                  D.V.                               0.5

#3                                  W.P.                               0.5-0.75

PRIMITIVO WAITLIST 

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                 R.S.                               0.5-0.6

#2                                 A.B.                               0.3

#3                                 T.R.                                0.5+ (late harvest)

Current Grape Availability as of 7-8-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT*** Early-Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT*** Early Sept 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Mid-Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* 0.35 Mid-Late Sept 1.00./1.10

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

***Wait list requests accepted; current list shown below.  Note:  Don’t be discouraged.  Clients prefer certainty, so some ahead of you may secure fruit elsewhere or go in a different direction before offered the fruit.

Update:  Fruit set looks excellent in primitivo and good in the barbera.  We expect to be able to provide fruit to our current primitivo waitlist clients, and possibly to some barbera clients, and will confirm at the point of greater certainty.

BARBERA WAITLIST

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                  E.G.                               2.0

#2                                  D.V.                               0.5

#3                                  W.P.                               0.5-0.75

PRIMITIVO WAITLIST 

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                 R.S.                               0.5-0.6

#2                                 A.B.                               0.3

#3                                 T.R.                                0.5+ (late harvest)

 

Current Grape Availability as of 5-31-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT*** Early-Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT*** Early Sept 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Mid-Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* 0.85 Mid-Late Sept 1.00./1.10

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela field planted in 2005

***Wait list requests accepted; current list shown below.  Note:  Don’t be discouraged.  Clients prefer certainty, so some ahead of you may secure fruit elsewhere or go in a different direction before offered the fruit.

BARBERA WAITLIST

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                  E.G.                               2.0

#2                                  D.V.                               0.5

#3                                  W.P.                               0.5-0.75

PRIMITIVO WAITLIST 

Priority Position         Client Initials               Amount Requested (tons)

#1                                 R.S.                               0.5-0.6

#2                                 A.B.                               0.3

#3                                 T.R.                                0.5+ (late harvest)

 

 

Current Grape Availability as of 4-12-17

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)/lb

(>1000 lb/ < 1000 lb)

Barbera SOLD OUT*** Early-Mid Sept 0.95/1.00
Primitivo SOLD OUT*** Early Sept 0.95/1.00
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept 1.00
Quinta** SOLD OUT Mid-Late Sept 1.05/1.20
 Touriga* 0.85 Mid-Late Sept 1.00./1.10

*Non-Quinta=Portugese varietals not part of Quinta field.  250-lb minimum waived for this lot; 200 lbs only.

**The Quinta = touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela

***Wait list requests accepted

 

Comments about 2017 Grape Availability:  Demand has been brisk among our existing commercial clients, leaving only the limited tonnages shown for sale.  We do anticipate additional primitivo availability–potentially 2 tons or more–and additional barbera is also likely but the wait list already includes a 2-ton order.  The Quinta is committed in its entirety and so there will be no opportunity for surplus there.  The varietal tempranillo is also spoken for.

The bottom line is that if you are interested in our grapes beyond the limited current postings, we encourage you to contact us and get on a waiting list, as it’s likely we’ll be able to commit additional fruit of certain varietals once we see fruit set and can better estimate yield.

–Shaker Ridge Vineyard