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After hot and dry summer, California grape harvest gets early start
After hot and dry summer, California grape harvest gets early start

Hard to believe: It’s barely August and the California grape harvest has begun. Granted, it's still happening only sporadically at scattered vineyards. And we’re not talking Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah, yet. At the moment, it’s mostly white grapes going into the baskets, especially those destined for sparkling wine programs. But we’re already getting reports via social media from winemakers regarding the early start and the quality of the grapes in this drought year. Abe Scholium of the Scholium Project reports he’s already got 4 tons of Verdelho from Bokisch Vineyards in the eastern hills of Lodi in the tank. Early bird! And he's not...

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