I was seeing my family for Christmas in 2021, but I was also seeing the harsh realities of making wine in California in these modern times. A light rain misted the road as I arrived to the offices of Cain winery in downtown St. Helena. The impervious ceiling of clouds I’d found at the bottom of the valley, had followed my entire drive up. It was admittedly less rainy than other days but I couldn’t believe how wet that December was in Northern California. I was meeting the winery director […]

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