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Julia van der Vink: Winemakers Revolt

California is in the midst of the biggest wine revolution since the arrival of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Winemakers across the state are producing wines from unusual grapes and forgotten vineyards in an effort to reimagine the identity of Californian wine. Producing small quantities of well crafted, sophisticated and unique wines, the pioneers of the movement are catching the attention of wine drinkers around the world.

I arrived in California two months ago to work the harvest with Matthew Rorick, of Forlorn Hope Wines, one of the key figures in this small but growing cohort. Working the harvest is not…

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