August 31, 1996 Benziger Rips Out Merlot to Plant Hops Who says Merlot is the hottest commodity in California wine country? Sonoma County's Benziger Family Winery has recently ripped out two acres of prime Merlot to plant experimental hops for its new brewery, Sonoma Mountain Brewing Co.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 1996.
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