Wine Column

Wiley Vineyards

Honoring land and history. Wiley Vineyards straddles a naturally sculpted ridgetop above the fog line ten miles from the Pacific Ocean. Encircled by conifer covered ridges the former homestead exemplifies the beauty and is part of the recent winegrowing history of Anderson Valley. For Brad Wiley, proprietor of nearly two hundred acres of forest, pasture, with vineyards and fruit trees,… Read the rest
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Husch Vineyards

Husch Vineyards: Home Sweet Husch. Having just reread what I wrote in 1997 about Husch Vineyards in my book “Mendocino: the Ultimate Winery Guide,” I could easily cut and paste it right into this column–with a few additions. Still demure and understated with a reliable reputation for some of the most consistent quality wines in the industry, there have been… Read the rest
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Norgard Farms

“Intuition and observation are a big part of farming,” says Tim Norgard, a hands-on farmer with 100 acres of pears and 130 acres of grapes on three ranches in Ukiah Valley. He has just come in from working outside on a hot afternoon. His wife Alexis, vivacious and a natural hostess, pours tall glasses of ice water. Born and raised… Read the rest

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