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Virginia Winery Loses Nearly Entire Grape Harvest in Overnight Heist

7 monthes ago   |   By Vine Pair

With harvest season arriving, there's much for grape growers and winemakers to be fearful of. “There isn't a farmer alive that doesn't know the risks of losing a crop year after year,” Virginia winery Firefly Hill Vineyards shared in a recent Facebook post. “What they don't expect is to lose it to thievery.”
The Elliston, Va. winery was the victim of an alleged grape heist on Monday night, losing up to two-and-a-half tons of their crop. Owners Allison and David Dunkenberger arrived at their property on Tuesday morning to find that thieves had stripped their vines, leaving them with less...
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