The Dodges began making wines in the 1990s. Charles, then a professor of music at Dartmouth College, became intrigued by his graduate students' stories of brewing beers for fun. He even considered trying that himself.
But near the end of the drive home to Putney one evening, as he passed Green Mountain Orchards, Charles had an epiphany. He realized that many of the best experiences he and Kate have, in drinking wine throughout the world, come from drinking local wine, made from local fruit, enjoyed near the local winery.
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