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07.17.2014  
 

Pillsbury Wine Co. building new winery

Phoenix, Ariz.—Pillsbury Wine Company owner Sam Pillsbury announced he had secured the financing to build his own winery on his 100-acre property near Willcox, Ariz. The company plans to finish the winery in time for this year’s harvest. Pillsbury, a New Zealand film director, planted his first vines in 2000 and is committed to making wine with only Arizona fruit. “The new facility will give us the opportunity to complete the circle, and actually make and age the wine right here where the grapes are grown,” he said. “It will give us the ability to press our grapes within moments of harvest, and allows us to optimize quality — the kind of control most small boutique operations can only dream of.” 
 

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