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Vineyard at Sancerre
France

The hilltop town of Sancerre looks over several square miles of vineyards on the slopes of the neighboring hills, in this easternmost wine district of the Loire valley.  The crop in this one is probably cabernet franc.

Copyright: Thomas K Sharpless
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Uploaded: 07/11/2013
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