In my years of visiting wineries here in the Golden State, most of the winemakers I've met are the sort of left-of-center Democrats that dominate places like the Bay Area. But why? Note this tweet from winemaker Randall Graham:
Trying to find path through the forest that is the Santa Cruz County Planning Dept. #helpmrwizard— Randall Grahm (@RandallGrahm) April 3, 2013
It captures something I've heard from many winemakers, as they also almost uniformly bitch and moan about land use regulations, which seem to be the bane of their existence. So if a conservative is a liberal who just got mugged, why aren't winemakers all libertarians?