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Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries

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Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries

Melanie Wong | Jul 13, 2017 02:02 PM

"Workers literally dug the caves by hand," says Tom Blackwood, general manager of Buena Vista Winery. "They still have the original markings. Those were the same skills they were using through the railroad."

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