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Magazine Archives: July 31, 2010

Winegrowing on the Edge

Carved from the Mendocino County wilderness, Alder Springs Vineyard is producing some of California’s most distinctive wines
Tim Fish
Issue: July 31, 2010

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.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 29, 2010.

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