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Jess Jones Vineyard
Jess Jones

In 1997 Jess Jones decided to plant his “test” vineyard on the family farm just
south of Dixon.  He planted six varieties of wine grapes – Merlot, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Sangiovese – to see how each
would grow and produce wine grapes in his fertile soil with the cool delta climate.
He found that all six varieties did quite well here!

Although Jess sold most of his early grapes to other winemakers, his first wines
(Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) were produced from his 2000 harvest.  They
were a surprising success!

During all of these years, Jess has been studying winemaking at U.C. Davis and
attending various conferences and conventions.  He began producing his own
attending various conferences and conventions.  He began producing his own
wine in 2004.   Jess Jones Vineyard currently has 9 different wines – 4 dry wines
(Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir), 3 dessert wines, and
2 ports –  all available for your drinking pleasure!

6496 Jones Rd
Dixon
CA
95620
http://jessjonesvineyard.com/
(707) 678-3839
(707) 678-3898
Aug-1990
Olde Vets Hall
,
Bud & Cheri Fanning
231 N. First St
Dixon
CA
95620
(707) 678-4745
Jan-2013
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8151
Nelson Reyes

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

Since then, the VFW’s voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America’s active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans’ organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president’s cabinet, the VFW is there.

231 N. First Street
Dixon
CA
95620
http://www.dixonvfw.com
(707) 685-0493
Mar-2010