ByMark Hertsgaard and produced by Lisa Morehouse•Jun 16, 2014
In the farming town of Shafter, in Kern County, kids are playing outside Sequoia elementary school. On the other side of the playground is an organic community garden where some people are picking vegetables.
“We are just cutting little zucchinis because the season is coming to pick them,” says Shafter resident Rodrigo Romo.
Anabel Marquez adds, “It is time to take them out. We are using them to make food, to cook.”
As far back as he can remember Reese Erlich's parents kept a giant magnum of wine in the bathtub that served as the family's makeshift wine cellar. The bottle was never opened, and its origins remained a mystery. That is, until now.
Erlich travels into the heart of wine country to discover where the bottle of wine came from, and after all these years, answer the question-- is it any good?