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Spanish Variety Mencia Sees First Harvest in California Vineyard

September 26, 2017

The first known commercial crop of California-grown Mencia, a red wine grape variety native to Spain, was harvested September 14 from Silvaspoons Vineyards near Galt, located in the Alta Mesa sub-appellation of the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA). The nearly 1-acre block of Mencia yielded 2.7 tons with 2.2 tons going to Ursa Vineyards in El Dorado County, and 0.5 tons going to PRIE Vineyards in Lodi.