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  • The California Agricultural Heritage Club Welcomes The Thornhill Companies as Newest Inductee

    July 30, 2019, Santa Maria, CA – The Miller Family, a multi-generational California farming family, is pleased to share that their family-run business, The Thornhill Companies, has been inducted into the California Agricultural Heritage Club.

    Recognized as one of California’s most premier agricultural families, The Miller Family is a fifth generation California farming family with agricultural roots on the Central Coast tracing back to 1871. The Thornhill Companies, owned and operated by members of The Miller Family, includes a collection of esteemed vineyards, ranches, wine brands and custom crush facilities – further strengthening the family’s ties to the Central Coast. 

    The California Agriculture Heritage Club is a prestigious group of families and businesses who are descendants of pioneer ranches, farms and agribusiness of early California. Their dedication to preserving agriculture’s heritage as well as moving the industry forward has made California a proud leader in food production and agriculture. The club’s purpose is to recognize families, businesses and special interest that have maintained a financial responsibility in agriculture for at least 100 years. This year’s inductees and members were honored on July 17, 2019 at a special breakfast and award presentation, where The Thornhill Companies was presented with a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

    “It’s a privilege to have our family business be honored by this prominent club and to be recognized for our dedication to the agriculture industry on the Central Coast,” says Marshall Miller, Vice President of Operations. “While our business has grown over the years, our goal has remained the same as it did when The Thornhill Companies was first established: to honor our family’s history, grow the world’s best grapes and produce the highest quality wines that show the strength and quality of this region. We couldn’t be more proud to receive this recognition for our efforts.”

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