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Wine - powered by Wind

Published by GE on 14 August 2019

Wine - powered by Wind

The Scheid family has been farming grapes in the lush agricultural region of California’s Salinas Valley for almost half a century. 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 and draws upon the westerly winds that gust through the vineyard daily as they make their way down the valley from the cold Monterey Bay. “It’s a huge money saver,” says Kurt Gollnick, Scheid’s chief operating officer, adding that the savings quickly allowed the business to quickly recoup the loss of its grapevines.Read the whole story at



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