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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Robert Mondavi Winery

In the early days of the Robert Mondavi Winery, Michael, one of the sons of the founder, would do his best to slow down traffic — if you could even call it “traffic” back then — and try to get

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Bonobo: A Must-See Winery With Mario Batali Small Plates

The Mrs. and I will be staying at a wonderful B&B called the South Cliff Inn for four nights in early July, so stock up on the ingredients for those fabulous breakfast pastries and casseroles, Mr. Swisher! The inn is

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Beckham Estate Vineyard: Amphorae for a New Age

In ancient times, large clay amphorae were the aging vessels of choice for wine. Now, Andrew Beckham has brought that tradition back to life, using amphorae that he sculpts himself to age wines at Beckham Estate Vineyard in Sherwood, Ore.,

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Shafer Vineyards: A Star of the Stags Leap District

Shafer Vineyards traces its beginnings to 1972 when John Shafer left a 23-year career in the publishing industry and, with his family, moved to the Napa Valley to pursue a second career in wine. It was the lure of wine

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