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by Fred McMillin
For Your Summer Reading:
California's Twin Jewels...Napa and Sonoma
Combined, Sonoma and Napa counties contain over 30% of all California viticultural districts and about 40% of all California wineries, according to my latest figures.
"In the eyes of the American wine consumers, Sonoma County is probably the only area in the United States that could challange Napa County in overall wine quality."
...Charles Sullivan, noted wine historian.
Consequently, our three-part WineWeek Summer Series tells of:
One of Napa's newest wineries, the creation of none other than Francis Ford Coppola.
One of Sonoma's, oldest wineries, the creation of Bavarian Jacob Gundlach in 1858, financed by the brewery he founded in San Francisco to quench the thirst of the suddenly-affluent '49ers.
A Sonoma—Napa Shootout...the results of a blind tasting of wines from these two sterling districts. Which won?
Data provided by Gladys Horiuchi of California's Wine Institute, Fax (415) 442-0742.
For Your Summer Reading—July-August 2001
This page created July 2001