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"The B.R. Cohn Winery is located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. This small family operated winery is surrounded by the 90-acre Olive Hill Estate Vineyards, where soils warmed by underground natural hot springs and gentle ocean breezes create a unique microclimate resulting in ideal growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon. B.R. Cohn also produces Chardonnay from the Carneros Region and Merlot from Sonoma Valley.
A Sonoma County native since early boyhood, Bruce’s extensive agricultural background served him well as he became immersed in all aspects of wine growing at Olive Hill Estate Vineyards.
In 1974, Bruce began selling his grapes to August Sebastiani, who taught him the finer points of negotiating grape contracts. A year later, Bruce befriended the venerable Charlie Wagner of now-famous Caymus Vineyards. After making wine from his grapes in 1978, Wagner encouraged Bruce to ask for vineyard designates from other wineries that were purchasing his grapes. Both Ravenswood and Gundlach-Bundschu agreed to make Olive Hill designations and immediately won awards with them. In fact, the 1980 Gundlach-Bundschu Olive Hill Cabernet received the great honor of being selected by the White House as a gift to China, representing a stellar example of a California red wine." From http://www.brcohn.com/winery/history