Guerneville, CA - Coastal forest activists from Sonoma County unveiled their own vintage product in front of the "Pinot on the River" gathering in Guerneville on Saturday, October 30, 2004.
They called attention to the continued pressure for conversion of coastal redwood forests to vineyards by some "bad actors" in the wine industry. An eight-foot high wine bottle bearing the label "Pinot Egregio: Chainsaw Wine" wielding an over-sized chainsaw threatened eight-foot tall redwood trees in its quest to convert the fragile forest ecosystem to the highly cherished grape varietals.
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