Nevada County Wine

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Nevada County’s tumultuous wine history includes several booms and busts, starting in the 1850s when gold prospectors brought the first grapevines in their saddlebags. Economic downturns, prohibition and war all tried to kill the fledgling wine industry, but it hung on thanks to gentleman farmers and members of the mining industry who supplied a thirsty clientele. Today, although the mines have gone quiet, wineries are thriving in the hills of the Gold Country, and the pioneering spirit lives on in their distinctive vintages and growing techniques. Join author Mary Anne Davis as she explores the family vineyards of the California foothills.
ISBN: 9781467139540
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Palate
Images: 107
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A Nevada County resident for thirty-two years, Mary Anne Davis has worked with the local wine industry since 2007 and has co-produced four local history documentary films for The Union newspaper. She holds a marketing degree from CSU Chico and is currently the marketing and events manager for Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley. Her love of her community and its rich history, plus the love of the local wineries and their stories, came together in this, her first book.
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