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Cover Story - July 11, 2012

Gathering a community among the vines

Portola Valley family wants neighbors to connect with the land that produces its award-winning wine

by Renee Batti

It's 10 o'clock, and the summer sun is gently warming the vines on a recent morning in Portola Valley. Fog hangs lightly just above the ridge like a shy visitor spying on the locals at a distance, holding the temperature at a refreshing 61 degrees as Debbie Lehmann clips grape leaves in the vineyard.

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