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Despite extra work, some growers prefer harvesting by hand

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Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

A hooked knife is used to cut a bunch of grapes away from the vine at a Michael David Winery vineyard on Woodbridge Road on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

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Dusty brown work boots step up to a vine, stomping on fallen leaves and grapevine canes. A worker shoves a gloved left hand deep into the lush foliage and gently grasps a full cluster of pale green grapes. His right hand, holding a small, hooked harvesting knife, aims for the cluster’s woody stem and severs it from the mother vine.

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Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

A hooked knife is used to cut a bunch of grapes away from the vine at a Michael David Winery vineyard on Woodbridge Road on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

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