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By Alex Groves
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Vines are blessed at South Coast for yet another wine growing season


Last updated 4/15/2018 at 1:56am

Alex Groves

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa winemakers John McPherson and Javier Flores and Head Chef Loren Lawe talk about the history of the Blessing of the Vines event.

People drank, ate and celebrated the beginning of another wine growing season Sunday, April 8, during the Blessing of the Vines event at South Coast Winery & Resort.

The blessing of the vines is one of two blessings the winery does yearly. Once the grapes are collected and turned into wine there's a subsequent "Blessing of the Wines" event that also takes place, according to South Coast Marketing Manager Casey Ferguson.

Ferguson said the event has traditionally included a buffet and live music every year, but said this Blessing of the Vines was the first to incorporate a food and wine...

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