The Santa Barbara Edge
Three grapegrowers at the frontier of California vineyard expansion help define a region
Issue: October 31, 2008
At the crest of the Bien Nacido Vineyard, 200 feet above the base of California's Santa Maria Valley, no other vineyards are in view. Apart from a quarry on a distant ridge, and the row crops carpeting the dark soil of the valley floor, it's an isolated setting.
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