John Harley, head of sales for Anthony Vineyards, Bakersfield, Calif., said grape varieties were progressing through high flavor varieties in mid-August.
“We’re knee deep in these candy varieties now — Candy Hearts, Candy Dream, Sweet Sapphires — so that’s a good thing,” he said.
Organic grapes account for about 70% of Anthony Vineyards’ volume, and the company will ship organic grapes through Thanksgiving and possibly into December.
The company has expanded packing and storage capacity to its Bakersfield plant, and those improvements were beginning to be utilized in August, Harley said.
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