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Do bears dance in the woods?

The wineries of Napa may not have ancient history, but their enthusiastic owners are in creating their own legends

22nd May, 2016
Today, the origin stories of Napa Valley wineries are usually those of tech billionaires who can actually afford to buy the land Pic: Getty

‘My father had been taking photographs all morning. He had been commissioned to take photographs for a book, it’s quite famous now, of the wine country in Napa at the time. Now, this was in 1972. He had studied with Ansel Adams who, as you probably know, was a pretty significant photographer at the time.”

It’s clear that Bruce Cakebread of the Cakebread winery has told the story of his father Jack...

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