Part 3: The Wisdom to Know the Difference - Dry Farming's Role in Napa's Rise to Prominence

California’s wine fame can be traced back to a single event; a blind tasting competition in 1976, wherein a bottle of 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and a bottle of 1973 Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena, bested the most prestigious French wines of the time in a blind tasting.

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Part 1: Accept the Things You Cannot Change - Dry Farming in Drought Country

It has been said that there is nothing new under the sun.  And, as an example of how true that statement is, here are a couple more to the same effect: those who forget history are doomed to repeat it; this too, shall pass; and the more things change, the more they stay the same.  But, when there is real tumult in the world, there always seems to be a  feeling that this time is different.  


When it comes to the drought currently plaguing the western US...

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