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Lodi’s Lucas Winery turns to the sun to make dessert wine

By Bea Ahbeck/News-Sentinel Chief Photographer | Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 am

A whiff of fermenting grapes surrounds Lucas Winery on a recent Wednesday afternoon.

Behind the tasting room and under the clear blue sky, visitors are greeted with an unusual sight: Stretching down a long dirt path between rows of 80-year-old, organically farmed Zinfandel vines, and spread out in neat rows near the shaded sitting area, are two tons of Zinfandel grapes, which are slowly being warmed in the sun’s rays.

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