Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Storybook Mountain Vineyards

Storybook Mountain Vineyards were first planted in 1883 by Adam and Jacob Grimm, German winegrowers. Three tunnels were dug 100 feet into the volcanic rock and established Grimm's Vineyards and Wine Vaults.

In 1964 a devastating wildfire destroyed the Grimm's winery and vineyards. In 1976 Jerry and Sigrid Seps bought and renamed the property Storybook Mountain Vineyards.

Planting Zinfandel grapes at that time, the first wines were released in 1983. Since that time those Zins have been winning awards all over the world.

In 2003 Wine and Spirits includes Storybook among the top 100 wineries in the world.

The hills showed their colors this past weekend...golds, reds, oranges, and greens.

One of the tunnels dug by Chinese workers through volcanic rock.

This grove of Redwoods withstood the devastating fire and stands strong. As typical of a Redwood grove, temps were cool among the giant trees.

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