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Richard Sanford leads 2012 Vintners Hall of Fame inductees

on 19/10/11 at 10:35 am


Central Coast wine pioneer Richard Sanford is among the inductees into the 2012 Vintner’s Hall of Fame, to be celebrated in February at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus in St. Helena, Calif.

Sanford started one of the first modern wineries south of the Bay Area in 1982; for a couple of decades, his Sanford Winery and Vineyards was the lone outpost in the now-sizzling Santa Rita Hills area of Santa Barbara County.

Among the other inductees are wine legends Joe Heitz, Peter Mondavi Sr., Myron Nightingale, John Parducci, Albert Winkler and Eugene Hilgard. This is the sixth class inducted into the hall.


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