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Philip Hughes

A History of Wine in the Sierra Foothills

A History of Wine in the Sierra Foothills

The 1849 California Gold Rush started as a frenzy for wealth. But while most prospectors left after realizing that their hopes for riches wouldn’t come to fruition, a few stayed, tilled the soil, and turned their skills at farming into success. Those farmers set the...

The Secret To Growing Good Grapes

The Secret To Growing Good Grapes

January is a slow time of year in wine country in California. Although there is always plenty to be done in the vineyards like disking for cover crops, and we have pruning coming up soon, but it’s neither growing nor harvest time as far as grape growing cycle goes....