May 2013 Issue of Wines & Vines

State of Viticulture in the Central Coast

by Glenn McGourty
Stretching from Monterey Bay to Santa Barbara County, the Central Coast of California is an agricultural cornucopia of produce ranging from artichokes to zucchini in the vegetable business. Wine grapes are also extremely important, with more than 95,000 acres producing 517,547 tons in 2012, according to the CDFA California Grape Crush Final Report.
The weather in the north part of the region …

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