"Former 'longhairs' true to their environmental roots", Dan Berger
"Thirty years ago, when the counter-culture staged sit- in protests and raged about the environment -- and middle America called them kooks -- some "longhairs," frustrated at intransigence in the establishment, moved to northern California.
Many wound up in the then-little-populated California counties of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino... the growth of the California wine industry in the early 1970's coincides with the move of disaffected city-dwelling, environmentally conscious youth to the hinterlands, many of whom wound up in the wine industry.
In the last decade, some have reverted to their original philosophy and adopted the organic farming methods that are proving effective for the making of fine wine.
... With tiny wineries such as Random Ridge in the Napa Valley... full organic farming is in full effect."