California

AUG 31 2020

The Unsung Heroes of Wine Country

Lin-Manuel Miranda famously sang, “Immigrants, we get the job done.” Hidden in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, working on limestone soils cooled by Pacific winds, Stolpman Vineyards’ La Cuadrilla or “the gang,” painstakingly gets the job done by hand. They are the workers caring for the long grape harvest through precise farming, native fermentation and minimal manipulation, all without the aid of tractors or other modern-day conveniences.

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