Chris Loxton discovered that despite recycling used wine bottles, some still end up in the landfill, so he set out to find a solution. After learning that New Zealand wineries are using glass crushing machines to turn old wine bottles into beach sand consistency, he decided that purchasing one would solve a dual problem: what to do with leftover bottles and how to improve the estate’s clumpy clay soil.
Charming Victorian shops line historic downtown Folsom, with boutiques, an ice cream parlor, tasting rooms from local vineyards, delicious chocolate, art galleries, and even a “Princess Academy” with tea shop for children. There is an old fashioned arcade, and the Sutter Street Grill is a hot spot for dining. It is a central location for […]
December 1, 2017
Beringer Vineyards is a charming Victorian estate of sparkling fountains and tree draped pathways that meander through cottage gardens and a miniature geometric hedge maze. The winery has weathered crisis years such as Prohibition, when they managed to sell sacramental wine, and has been in continuous operation since 1876.