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Civilization is downhill from Alder Springs Vineyard. Way downhill. The closest town of any real size is 50 miles away and anyone driving up the mountain to get there needs plenty of fortitude. In this remote part of Northern California, the cash crops are timber, cattle and marijuana. How a vineyard came to be planted in such an untested fringe of wine country is an improbable tale of one man's obsession.
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