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February 21, 2014 | 2:08 PM

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers' Farmworker Foundation hosted its 13th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest at Beringer's Gamble Ranch on Thursday, February 20th. The industry's best vineyard workers challenged each other's art, skill, and speed at pruning Napa Valley vineyards. More than 13 women competed in the first ever Women's Division, alongside 56 men in the Men's Division. Winners in each division took home more than $2,100 in cash winnings, armfuls of tools, and gift cards.

Here are the winners:

WOMEN'S DIVISION WINNERS

1st Place: Celia Perez, V. Sattui Winery
2nd Place: Maria Romero, Walsh Vineyards Management
3rd Place: Maria Dolores Torres, Promontory
4th Place: Maricruz Gutierrez, The Napa Valley Reserve

 

MEN'S DIVISION WINNERS

1st Place: Omar Perez, Joseph Phelps Vineyards
2nd Place: Victor Silvestre, Renteria
3rd Place: Rolando Esquivel, Beckstoffer Vineyards
4th Place: Jesus Juarez, Moulds Family Vineyard

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