Wine grapes in high demand at start of harvest

August 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
California wine grape growers say they're optimistic about this year's harvest.

Marketers report high demand for California grapes, with multiple wineries sometimes seeking grapes from the same farmers. Many wine grape growers have already sold their entire harvest. That's a turnaround for farmers who faced weather challenges last year.

The California wine grape harvest will continue into October for some varieties.