Grape harvest comes early to Lodi

  It’s that time of year again. The annual grape harvest is in full swing, and Lodi grape growers are extremely busy picking their crops and preparing for the next step in the winemaking process.
   I think everybody is excited about it and anxious to get going,” Lodi Wine Commission program manager Stuart Spencer said.
   Grape harvest usually occurs in late August and early October, and according to Spencer, it began early this year.Spencer said the yield this year looks to be average across the board.
 The late rains in March and April of this year had no effect on the crop, Spencer explained.