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Three generations active from bottling to bookkeeping are the hands-on family hallmark at Brutocao Cellars. Originally purchased in 1943 by great-grandfater Irv Bliss, who grew and sold wine grapes, the family-run winery now produces 60,000 cases a year. All wines are estate grown and and the family controls all aspects of production from the vineyard to the bottle.

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