A former race car driver, Bernardus (Ben) Pon founded Bernardus Winery in California's Carmel Valley in 1989. Ten years later, he opened the Bernardus Lodge, a luxury hotel and spa, and determined he'd make its restaurant, Marinus, a wine destination.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2001.
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