Vineyards in Washington State started picking the first of their fruit today as the 2012 harvest began across the Columbia Valley. Sagemoor Vineyards started out harvest picking Sauvignon Blanc. Other vineyards in Red Mountain and other areas were due to start picking in the coming days. Look for a report on the 2012 growing season to date and full harvest update at the end of the week.

Picture of Sauvignon Blanc grapes courtesy of Sagemoor Vineyards (data junkies, make sure to check out the ‘Grape Data’ link). For vineyard updates, see Sagemoor’s Facebook page here.