CHAPTER 18

Grgich Hills Estate in California’s Napa Valley: Leaders in Organic Winemaking

California’s Napa Valley is home to over 400 vineyards and perhaps the paramount destination for wine tourism. It is noted for its world class wineries. Some of these excel in some aspect of sustainable practice: among these are Grgich Hills Winery noted for the depth and breadth of its husbandry of the earth, Honig Vineyard and Winery for its path-breaking work in river restoration, and V. Sattui for combining sustainable wines with pastoral picnic grounds.

Grgich [pronounced “greg-ich”] is located in the town of Rutherford in the heart of California’s Napa Valley. Today, with 366 acres, Grgich is considered the largest certified, biodynamic and organic ...

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