Oct 6, 2011
Rain spurs rush by growers to harvest their wine grapes

Central Coast wine-grape growers are frantically scrambling to get fruit off the vines as rain hits the region this week. “The chardonnay is rapidly rotting,” said Fin du Fresne, winemaker for Chamisal Vineyards in Edna Valley.

“There was already rot from June’s rains. This is just going to make the disease pressure explode. It’s been a high-pressure year,” du Fresne said. “Needless to say, we’ll be picking chardonnay today and tomorrow.” The Tribune

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