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Tenbrink Vineyards ~ A Suisun Valley Suc...

In a Nutshell Linda and Steve Tenbrink have farmed in Suisun Valley for most of their adult lives. They came to Suisun Valley as newlyweds with absolutely no experience in farming, but they had a dream. They bought their first five acres, where the winery now stands, and at the urging of winemaker Abe Schoener they decided to build their winery. Once they had set aside a barrel of our...

Suisun Valley Grape Growers Create a Bra...

Suisun Valley Grape Growers Create a Brand, Literally from the Ground Up When the Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association (SVVGA) originally formed in 2003 (as the Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association), this coalition had two main objectives: To advance awareness of the Suisun Valley American Viticultural Area, established in 1982. To send their message of ultra premium...

The Challenges of Owning a Small Vineyar...

Frank Andrews of Andrews Vineyards is located on Andrews Lane in Suisun Valley. He also owns a cluster of small businesses in Suisun Valley under the Andrews Group umbrella. This is another family in Suisun Valley that’s defining their legacy with names of roads and businesses that bear the names of the owners. The entire valley has been created this way since the 1800s, and it begs...

Wooden Valley Winery, a 75 Year History ...

Wooden Valley Winery ~ The Early Years ~ Brothers Manuel and Salvador Brea founded Wooden Valley Winery in Suisun Valley, at the end of prohibition in 1933. Salvador named the winery after the road where it was located. At the time, it was called the Wooden Valley Road. (Today, this road is called Suisun Valley Road.) Family friend Mario Lanza, who worked as a partner in the Oakland...

Many Suisun Valley Growers Have Also Bec...

This video is the result of the Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association morphing into Suisun Valley Vintner & Grape-Growers Association, and celebrate with a spring Passport Sunday. President of the Suisun Valley Vintners and Grape Growers said of this video: “It’s an interesting piece of timing. As we move into harvest this allows you to look back the start of the growing...

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