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Mendocino Wine Country

FERTILE TERRITORY: Ted Bennett at Navarro Vineyards. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Chef Margaret Fox is the Culinary Director at the Harvest Market in Fort Bragg. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A TOAST: Wine makers Ted Bennett and Deborah Cohn toast each other on a hilltop at their Navarro Vineyards in Philo. (Mark Boster / LAT)
FAMILY TRADITION: Greg Graziano, at his Ukiah cellar, is a third-generation grower. (Mark Boster / LAT)
IDYLLIC: John Fetzer at his new winery, Saracina Vineyards which produces Rhône varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. (Mark Boster / LAT)
HARVEST TIME: At Handley Cellars in Philo, Calif. (Mark Boster / LAT)
UNCROWDED: Visitors picnic and taste wines on the spot at Navarro Vineyards. (Mark Boster / LAT)
EXOTIC NOSE: Folk art with a world flavor decorates the tasting room of Handley Cellars. Its newest releases are among the distinct and exciting whites coming out of Mendocino County. (Mark Boster / LAT)