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Cobb Wines: Factbox

Year founded 2001, by Ross Cobb
Annual production 2,500 cases, 200 of which are Chardonnay and Riesling
Vineyard sites:

Coastlands (6ha planted, 350m elevation, 3 miles from the ocean)

Emmaline Ann(1.2ha planted, 228m elevation, 4 miles from the ocean)

Rice-Spivak (2.4ha planted, 107m elevation, 6 miles from the ocean).

All lie within ‘Freestone-Occidental’, a subregion of the Sonoma Coast awaiting AVA approval. All farming is certified sustainable.

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