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Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Grapes were cut with care at Steve Nannini’s Magee Road vineyard.
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Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Alfredo Castro harvests grapes from the vine at Steve Nannini's vineyard last Friday morning. The harvest yielded two tons of grapes, which Nannini will turn into wine.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Steve Nannini shows his workers how he wants the grapes cut from the vine at his vineyard near La Cholla Boulevard and Magee Road.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Gail Sutton, the vineyard manager, is responsible for the care of the grapes throughout the growing season.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Rigoberto Molina empties a bucket filled with Sangiovese wine grapes at Steve Nannini's vineyard in the Northwest. Each plant produces six to eight bunches of grapes, about enough for one bottle of wine. After two days, workers collected two tons of grapes, which were taken to Sonoita to be processed.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Steve Nannini pulls his tractor forward between his rows of Sangiovese wine grapes on his vineyard located slightly west of La Cholla Boulevard along Magee Road. Nannini and his workers harvested two tons of grapes from his vineyard Friday and Saturday of last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Sangiovese wine grapes at Steve Nannini's vineyard.