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November 26, 2003 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
The letter is dated Nov. 18, 1954. It begins "Dear Jerry," and it ends "Sincerely, Fred." Fred was the late Fred McCrea, proprietor of the first winery built in Napa after Prohibition and creator of what would ultimately become one of California's first cult wines -- maybe the very first -- before the term "cult wine" even existed. Jerry was a family friend -- one of a few dozen to whom McCrea sent letters, trying to sell his first vintage, the 1952 Stony Hill Chardonnay.
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November 26, 2003 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
The letter is dated Nov. 18, 1954. It begins "Dear Jerry," and it ends "Sincerely, Fred." Fred was the late Fred McCrea, proprietor of the first winery built in Napa after Prohibition and creator of what would ultimately become one of California's first cult wines -- maybe the very first -- before the term "cult wine" even existed. Jerry was a family friend -- one of a few dozen to whom McCrea sent letters, trying to sell his first vintage, the 1952 Stony Hill Chardonnay.
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December 30, 1993 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
In 1993, there was good wine news and there was bad wine news. Which do you want first? The bad? OK. California wineries continued to suffer financial stress, often because of a new strain of the root louse (phylloxera) that we thought we'd conquered in the 19th Century. A number of wineries were sold and more went on the market. Hacienda Winery of Sonoma and Napa Creek Winery were bought by the legally challenged Bronco Wine Co. of Ceres, Calif.
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