Germantown 'craft winery' owner crafts 9,000 bottles by hand

Apple Works Winery just wrapped up its first month of business in Germantown after opening its doors on July 1. Kevin Behnke has owned the property located on W179 N12536 Fond du Lac Ave., between Highway G and Maple Road since 2002. The site of Apple Works was once an apple orchard of the same name, which opened in 1983. “The area needs something like this because there is nothing else quite like this,” Behnke said.

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Vineyard destroyed by fire, others threatened by smoke

The Soberanes Fire that grew to more than 23,000 acres near Big Sur today already has claimed one vineyard and is threatening the 2016 vintage in parts of Monterey County. According to Kim Stemler, executive director of the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA), Big Sur Vineyard owner Lenora Carey was informed Monday night that her property, which included a small estate vineyard, had been lost in the fire, which started July 22.

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