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Magazine Archives: May 15, 2002

New Wines, New Faces: Napa Vintners Fly an Unexpected Route

James Molesworth
Issue: May 15, 2002


Judging from the growing number of wineries popping up in recent years, you might think that starting one is a straightforward process. But Downing Family Vineyards would make you think otherwise. When owners John and Tracy Downing started looking for vineyard land, they hadn't planned on having their own wine label at all.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2002.


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