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Photo via Peachy Canyon Peachy Canyon Winery is a sustainable, family-owned winery located on the westside of Paso Robles' popular Highway 46. The winery is named after a horse thief who took refuge in a cave near the vineyard; Jesse James made use of the same hideout. ...Read the full story on TreeHugger
Photo: B. Alter, Flat Rock Cellars In the past decade a whole region with new Ontario wineries has sprung up around Beamsville, near Niagara Falls. This was formerly a rich fruit growing area, but the peach and cherry orchards are disappearing as the wineries pop up. Many of them are striving to be eco. They are making organic and biodynamic wines, and have recycled buildings, sheep grazing the vines, and geo-thermal heating and cooling systems. Forget about Wayne Gretzky and Mike Weir's vanity wineries and welcome to the new green world of Wine Country Ontario. ...Read the full story on TreeHugger
photo: Naotake Murayam/Creative Commons Will this get more people to care about climate? Fingers crossed. New research published in Environmental Research Letters shows that climate change may shrink the amount of prime wine growing land in California by 50% in just 30 years. ...Read the full story on TreeHugger
Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Tablas Creek is a 120-acre vineyard situated just twelve miles from the Pacific Ocean, on the westside of Paso Robles, California (just Paso to the locals). The vineyard focuses on Rhône-based blends common to the centuries-old Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. They also dry-farm their grapes, use native yeasts and are organica...Read the full story on TreeHugger