1974-1982-1983

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1974
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Former oilman Bill Smith and his wife Joan acquire the “ghost” La Jota winery and 40 acres of surrounding land.
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1982
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The La Jota Vineyard Co. is officially bonded. Smith produces his first vintage, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.
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1983
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By virtue of distinct geology, climate, and elevation, Howell Mountain becomes one of Napa Valley’s first sub-appellations. The promise first seen by Frederick Hess and the early pioneers is validated.
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