The Parching of Paso Robles - Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Parching of Paso Robles

What happens when a wine boomtown runs dry?

“Who the hell wants to pump water, anyway?” asks Dana Merrill. “It’s a pain in the butt.”

When it comes to farming California’s Central Coast, it would be hard to find someone more experienced than Merrill. A seventh-generation native of the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, he studied…

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This story appears in the print issue of February 2014.
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