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Talley Vineyards: A Rich History in the Arroyo Grande Valley

Talley Vineyards: A Rich History in the Arroyo Grande Valley 2

The story of Talley Farms and Talley Vineyards dates back to the 1930s, when Oliver Talley began farming in the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County. The farming operation moved to the Arroyo Grande Valley in 1948, and as they say, the rest is history. The Talley family had an extensive vegetable and fruit

The Origins of Oregon: A Brief History of the Willamette Valley

The Origins of Oregon: A Brief History of the Willamette Valley

In 1966, David Lett planted the first Vitis vinfera vines in the volcanic red Jory soils of the Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. While other cool climate varieties were planted at the time – Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc – it was the noble Pinot Noir that the early settlers hung their hats on

Occidental Wines: The Legacy of Steve Kistler

Occidental Wines: The Legacy of Steve Kistler 1

“In a way, Steve Kistler comes across as an all-American version of a French winemaker caricature. From afar, you can almost mistake his jeans and blue chamois shirt for those ubiquitous blue coveralls that are a second skin to millions of working Frenchmen. He has a basketball player’s physique and dark, serious eyes. And when

Gotham Project: Wine on Tap, Just as it Always Was, Again

Gotham Project: Wine on Tap, Just as it Always Was, Again

In 14 AD, the Romans would transport wine in the stomachs of animals in what is now Germany. In 1776, to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, ships from the Island of Madeira sailed to the New World, hulls packed with large containers filled with wine. In the 1800s, trains traveling from Piedmont