Custom-Crush Facilities Expand Options for Monterey Winegrowers
California's vine-abundant Monterey County is processing more wine closer to home thanks to the addition of new, local custom-crush facilities.
by Paul Franson
Feb 2006 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Wine is a big part of the economy of California's Monterey County, but though it boasts 13 percent more vineyard acreage than Napa County, it has only a fraction of the wineries. As a result, 80 percent of the crop is processed elsewhere. The county also has only a few custom-crush facilities, but a new facility at Scheid Vineyards and the little-known three-year-old Monterey Wine Company are making it easier to process Monterey County grapes at home. They're not alone, however. The old Golde...
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