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Journeys of Discovery: Suisun Valley’s historic Wooden Valley Winery

Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association
Arial vista of Suisun Valley AVA with historic Wooden Valley Winery in the heart of the valley.

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Suisun Valley wine region on the outskirts of Fairfield, California where he visits with the owner of Wooden Valley Winery, Ron Lanza.

When the Lanza family opened their Wooden Valley Winery on the heels of the Great Depression 85 years ago, there were just two wineries in the entire Suisun Valley. Join the conversation with Ron Lanza to discover the family’s history in the Valley and the array of their exceptional wines.

Underwriting support for Journeys of Discovery provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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