California Winery Powered by Wind Energy

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The Scheid family who owns own 12 estate vineyards recently started harvesting a new resource: wind.

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Cheers! This California Winery Gets Its Juice From The Wind

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Cheers! This California Winery Gets Its Juice From The Wind

The Scheid family has been farming grapes in the lush agricultural region of California’s Salinas Valley for almost half a century. They own 12 estate vineyards on a 70-mile stretch just miles from the ocean.

Every year, they harvest enough pinot noir, chardonnay and other varieties from their 4,000 acres to fill more than a million cases, wines that find a home on the shelves of national retailers like Kroger and Whole Foods, as well as a multitude of restaurants. But Scheid Family Wines recently started harvesting a new resource: wind. In 2017, the Scheids pulled out roughly 2 acres of pinot noir vines and replaced them with a GE wind turbine. The 1.85-megawatt turbine stretches nearly 400 feet into the sky... ... More: Official Press Release GE Reports

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