In mid-July, following an unusually early start of veraison at the end of June, Stagecoach Vineyard’s 600 acres of Napa Valley wine grapes appeared to be on their way to producing a large crop for the third straight year. “We’re quite happy with how they look this year,” says viticulturist Gabrielle Shaffer, “We’ve been really blessed so far this season and are pretty positive about the grape crop. It probably won’t be as big as last year, our ...

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