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LaRocca Vineyards

Organic Pioneer 

While researching certified organic wines and their history, all roads lead to California’s LaRocca Vineyards. 

By Jan Walsh 

Philip LaRocca is both a pioneer and a maverick in organics and organic winemaking, who helped define the word “organic” in the U.S. As president of California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), LaRocca was a major influence in the writing of the American Organic Standards and for the National Organic Program. Read More



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