August 15, 1914: On this day, an initiative to prohibit alcohol sales in the state of California was on the ballot for the state election. The legislation targeted the distribution of alcoholic beverages and their production and transportation.

January 4, 2022: On this day, Duckhorn purchased two new vineyards in Napa Valley to expand white wine and Burgundy production. Duckhorn is one of the most important wine producers in the Napa Valley, which is known to have a great reputation for its production of Merlot.

August 15, 2022: This date marks the beginning of the roughly two and a half month harvesting period for late varietals in Napa Valley. The most common late varietals are Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The specific date of harvest differs for each vineyard based on climate and the growth rate of that year’s vintage.

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