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2018 Harvest for the Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Company

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October 13, 2018

Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

One of the 18 experienced contract pickers Deanna Flores, was hired to help work with the many family and friends who came at dawn to pick this year's crop. Owner and grower Mike Van Atta said he, "hoped to pick 10 tons or better by the end of the day."

Photos by Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

Grower Mike Van Atta, on right, picks out leaves and stems before transporting one of the several bins filled that day to the waiting chilled truck. When filled, the truck will transport the fresh grapes to the wine maker for processing.


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