The Santa Barbara Edge

Three grapegrowers at the frontier of California vineyard expansion help define a region
From the Oct 31, 2008, issue
At the crest of the Bien Nacido Vineyard, 200 feet above the base of California's Santa Maria Valley, no other vineyards are in view. Apart from a quarry on a distant ridge, and the row crops carpeting the dark soil of the valley floor, it's an isolated setting.

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