Mother Earth Living


Vintage Herbs

Discover the lush herbal landscape of California wine country.



Chives in full bloom nestle among the bright green woolly leaves of cardoon at Fetzer Vineyards.
A profusion of pink thyme flowers graces a bed at Fetzer Vineyards.
Photograph by Michael Maltas
Formal terraced beds of blooming lavender create waves of purple at Matanzas Creek Winery.
Photograph by Reuben Schwartz
At Matanzas Creek, large bunches of lavender are harvested by hand, Cted Azur style. A single plant can yield 500 stems.
Quiet paths through fragrant gardens lead to the restored nineteenth-century Victorian home at Schramsberg Vineyards.
Distant grapevines on sloping hills are a picturesque background for this orderly, bountiful garden.
Photograph courtesy of Fetzer Vineyards

















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