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Rancho Capistrano Winery Getting Some Positive Attention

Congratulations to our friends at Rancho Capistrano Winery.  Winelines Online, a wine industry web site, has published a very complimentary article about the San Juan Capistrano winery.  An excerpt from the article:

A winery in the O.C.?

Well, it turns out there are at least 10 wineries in Orange County, and they’ve pooled their marketing resources to found “The Orange County Wine Trail.” Two of the 10 are in San Juan Capistrano, but only Rancho Capistrano was open on the day of our visit.  Yes, there was a time when quite a few vineyards could be found in Orange County. These days, however, wine grapes are as rare as the fruit for which the county was named.

The article describes Rancho Capistrano Winery as “A Pleasant Surprise in the OC’s South County” and speaks highly of  owner Kyle Franson and winemaker Collin Mitzenmache.  Read the whole article here.  Better yet, stop by for a visit and a tasting if you haven’t already done so.

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