At right, Iris Otero, left, and Mike Merchant joined a group of wine lovers at this year’s final grape harvest at La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery, owned by David and Esperanza Gurule. Below, David Gurule stirs up the fermenting juice from an earlier batch of this year’s St. Vincent crop. About a year from now, it will be ready to be poured into a bottle and labeled Born in Space.
(Press Staff Photos by Benjamin Fisher)
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ronment would help bring professionals who don’t need to be in an office from 9 to 5, but instead work remotely from home.
“ It all comes back to broadband,' according to McAndrew, who then said lack of broadband access has been a hindrance for local businesses. While she praised WNM Communications for bringing additional service to the area, she said more needs to be done to improve the area’s telecommunications infrastructure.
Morones also said a lack of...
By BENJAMIN FISHER
Daily Press Staff
Sometimes, there are just too many grapes for four hands to pick.
That is why each fall, David and Esperanza Gurule embrace dozens of friends, family members and volunteers to their La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery to help them pluck plump purple and golden bunches of a wide variety of grapes for the next year’s vintage. La Esperanza harvested the last of this year’s crop on Sunday, Oct. 12, with 13 volunteers.
“We really couldn’t...