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The fight over the Santa Monica Mountain wine industry




Donald Schmitz hugs his dog, Duke, while holding a glass of cabernet made from his grapes. Schmitz produced 2001, 2005 and 2012 labels.
Donald Schmitz hugs his dog, Duke, while holding a glass of cabernet made from his grapes. Schmitz produced 2001, 2005 and 2012 labels.
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When you hear "California wines,"  Napa Valley or the Central Coast might come to mind. But the Santa Monica Mountains also have a budding wine industry...for now.

KPCC's Jed Kim says it may not be compatible with a new land-use management plan being developed.