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The Mendocino County appellation is part of the large North Coast AVA that spreads northward from San Francisco Bay. Due to its remote location, the county’s reputation as a grape and wine-producing region was slow to develop. Traditionally, Mendocino wines were consumed locally. More recently, however, modern world-wide distribution has brought international recognition. Long famous for its redwood forests, today Mendocino County is the world leader in certified organically-grown grapes. There are over 15,000 acres of vineyards in the County, with 25% of them growing certified organic grapes. Given the increasing popularity of organic products generally, it is inevitable that demand for organically-produced wines will also rise...and so will the Mendocino star!

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