…Just recently, I was invited to visit Carmel-by- the -Sea and Holman Ranch.  Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as “Carmel,” is a city in Monterey County, California. Hugging the Pacific coast, it is about 330 miles north of Los Angeles and 120 miles south of San Francisco. It is located on the Monterey Peninsula, and has been known for years for its rugged natural scenery, forest- like European village feel and rich artistic history. It is just one square mile and contains no big box stores or chain outlets.  In has re purposed itself into a wine community featuring 15+ wineries renowned for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…

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