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    Joe Shebl,winemaker for Amador wineries Renwood, , Fiddletown Cellars and Borjon, said during an April 2016 tour of Renwood facilities that the vocation is packed with "phenomenal and very fun people" that help make it a "pinch-yourself profession," a key facet in the overall experience. Shebl shared his insights while drawing back the curtain on Renwood's large operation near Plymouth in the Sierra foothills.

Joe Shebl,winemaker for Amador wineries Renwood, , Fiddletown Cellars and Borjon, said during an April 2016 tour of Renwood facilities that the vocation is packed with "phenomenal and very fun people" that help make it a "pinch-yourself profession," a key facet in the overall experience. Shebl shared his insights while drawing back the curtain on Renwood's large operation near Plymouth in the Sierra foothills. Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
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