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Test results show no Smoke Taint for grapes in the Santa Lucia Highlands

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif - Smoke from the Soberanes Fire has some vineyards on the Central Coast worried about Smoke Taint. The smoke can hurt the grapes and the taste of the wine, but this week new tests are showing some good results for growers in San Lucia Highlands.

"We had two tastes from San Lucia Highlands' grapes come back and show no smoke taint," said Kim Stemler with the Monterey County Growers Association.

Carmel Valley may not be as lucky, vineyards there got a lot more smoke than the San Lucia Highlands, but there are some ways to reverse the smoke taste during the wine making progress.

KION's Paul Dudley will explain tonight at 6 p.m.


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