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Grapevines

Prohibition: 1919-1933 (18th Amendment)

---Prior to prohibition, there were over 700 operating wineries in CA. By its end, there were only 40.

 

Percentage of wine made in U.S. from California: 90%

---Percentage of wine in U.S. made in Napa Valley: 4%

 

next to Disneyland the 2nd largest tourist area visited is Napa Valley-it's beautiful there... but this vinyard is from Northern California in the Apple Hill area.

 

The Apple Hill wineries are scattered among apple orchards just off of highway 50 in the Sierra Foothills in El Dorado County in California. Most are in the town of Camino with a few in Placerville. The area is known for its rural ambiance and apple orchards offering pies and cider. The wineries are family-run and make small lots of wines. There are over a dozen wineries in the area and wine tasting is typically complimentary.

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Taken on October 29, 2011