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October 12th, 2017

National Farmers’ Day

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

George Washington said “Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man.”  Although times, and farming, have changed, today  we would like to recognize and thank all farmers, and our wine grape farmers in particular, as part of National Farmers Day. Especially as so many of our farmers and neighbors in Northern California are battling historically devastating wild fires.

As 5th generation farmers, the Giguiere family understands the unique connection a farmer has with the land, mother-nature and their grapes.  We’d like to believe our wines show the unique and delicate relationship between vine, climate and soil.

Some fun facts from Farmers Feeding the World organization:

  • Agriculture employs more than 24 million American workers (17% of the total U.S. work force).
  • Today’s American farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. In 1960, that number was 25.8.