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For much of the latter half of the 20th century, California's Lake County was known as a "growers' county," serving as a back-40 for the more glamorous North Coast appellations of Napa and Sonoma. Even now, the vast majority of its grapes are sold to wineries outside the county, mainly for blending.
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