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This week "Malibu Coast" becomes an AVA

July 18, 2014

Though Napa set California's modern wine era in motion, Malibu is no newcomer. The first vineyard was planted there in 1824. By the mid-1800s, Los Angeles County led California in wine production volume. Nevertheless, post-Prohibition, it took over half a century for this valley-pocked portion of western Los Angeles County to see its first vineyard plantation