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Where does Stanislaus County rank among California wine spots? You might be surprised

May 26, 2021

E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto has racked up its share of medals. So has Bronco Wine Co., south of Ceres, which is much smaller than Gallo but still a major industry player. Napa topped the list based mainly on having the largest number of wine producers and blenders. It also has the most "American viticultural areas" - federally recognized sub-regions with specific soil and climate.