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Grassini Family Vineyards: A Jewel of Happy Canyon

“Instead of joining the rest of the family at church on Sundays, my grandfather, Articondo Grassini… was more religious about keeping a garden,” recalls Larry Grassini, who owns Grassini Family Vineyards and Winery with his wife, Sharon. “He’d stay home

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Sonoma-Cutrer: Superstar of California Chardonnay

The first time I visited the Sonoma-Cutrer winery back in the late 1980s, the main impression I came away with had to do with the lawn. It was a gorgeous lawn. A green lawn. A manicured lawn. A big lawn.

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Duckhorn Purchases the Vineyard It Made Famous

This blog should perhaps be archived under “Vineyards of Distinction,” rather than “Wineries of Distinction.” But the vineyard and the winery have been intertwined for decades — and, now, their relationship has become even closer. In May, Duckhorn Wine Company

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Wine Tool Museum Opens at Historic Buena Vista Winery

Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma, Calif., has unveiled a first-of-its-kind museum in California, dedicated to the history of winemaking and its tools. The museum features a collection of rare and authentic 19th and 20th century European viticulture tools that are

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