From Wine Spectator:
Peter Newton, founder of Sterling Vineyards and Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley and a pioneer of Bordeaux-inspired red wines in California, died Feb. 4 in St. Helena after a long illness. He was 81.
There were fewer than 25 bonded wineries in Napa in 1964 when Newton, an Englishman who worked as an executive for the Sterling International Paper Co., co-founded Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga with his business partners.
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