Workers for Wente Family Estates, strips unwanted shoots from cabernet sauvignon grape vines growing on the Silva Ranch in Livermore, California, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Late rains could be a boon for area vintners however, as the threat of powdery mildew is greater with the late rains and oncoming heat.
Workers for Wente Family Estates, strips unwanted shoots from cabernet sauvignon grape vines growing on the Silva Ranch in Livermore, California, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Late rains could be a boon for area vintners however, as the threat of powdery mildew is greater with the late rains and oncoming heat. MCT
Workers for Wente Family Estates, strips unwanted shoots from cabernet sauvignon grape vines growing on the Silva Ranch in Livermore, California, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Late rains could be a boon for area vintners however, as the threat of powdery mildew is greater with the late rains and oncoming heat. MCT

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