Both wineries have been…

Both wineries have been in operation from the days of the concrete tanks which you can see above the newer stainless ones.

They were my biggest surprise. Here’s something I copied from the internet: “For centuries, European vintners used monstrous concrete tanks to ferment and store their wines, a technique used in California’s oldest wineries before Prohibition.

“But when the state’s wine industry blossomed in the 1970s and 1980s, many wineries turned to stainless steel.

“Now, concrete is making a comeback. North Coast wineries are trying an old technique in a new way, installing small, portly concrete tanks that look like creatures from another world.”

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