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Tehama County recently received recognition for its wineries tucked away in the high elevations of Manton and the small town of Vina.

There has been a lot of debate on whether North State wines could match the quality of more well-known grape growing regions.

Our loamy and rocky soil actually provides ideal growing conditions for many varietals, which results in some fantastic wines.

At an elevation of 2,800 feet, the rich volcanic soil provides a great growing environment.

The altitude of the vineyards provides cool nights during the hot summer growing season, according to the website. The vines are planted in well-drained, volcanic soils on arid slopes. As a result, the grapes have great tannic structure and firm fruit acids.