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Spanish winery to level 154 acres of California redwoods

on 23/10/13 at 9:25 am


2012stopdestroyingredwoods1-lg_wide-d18463dd9bff2ddfca4bfa8fcc04a13165f3d3cf-s40-c85The Spanish Artesa Vineyards and Winery has received permission from the state of California to level off 154-acres of northern California redwoods and Douglas Fir, in order to provide cooler locations for their climate changed vineyards

According to NPR, this is a battle instigated by the increasing heat of climate change and a growing public preference in wine. Located in Sonoma County, California, a traveler’s paradise with world-class Sonoma wine, redwood lover activists are pitted against lovers of red wine. According to an organization called “Friends of the Gualala River,” the growing wine industry needs to move north toward a cooler coastal area. Owners of wineries preferr cold-weather grapes like pinot noir as the valleys heat up more every year.