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The Role of Livermore Terrain on Wine Production

This stresses the plant and forces vineyard roots deep into the ground. Because every living organism’s primary goal is to reproduce, the vine rations its energy away from its leaves and into its grapes.

Despite the fact that Livermore has excellent terrain for grape growing, suburban encroachment has made it less cost economical. Sky-high land prices throughout the San Francisco Bay Area have caused many landowners to develop homes an commercial buildings on their property.

Thankfully, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association was established in 1981 with the goal of, “promoting our thriving wine country.” The group puts a high priority on limiting the development land that has traditionally been used to grow vineyards. Carolyn Wente, of Wente Vineyards, is the leader of the association.

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