December 19, 1923: On this day, Marc Besen was born. While he is best known for his work in fashion, he is also involved in the wine industry as the owner of TarraWarra Estate.
December 19, 1982: On this day, Solano County Green Valley AVA was certified. The Green Valley American Viticultural Area of Solano County is located in Solano County, California. Green Valley is approximately 1 mile wide and 4 miles long and is situated southeast of the Napa Valley AVA. Located close to San Pablo Bay, the climate of the valley is maritime.
December 19, 1990: The merger between Fiat Geotech S.p.A. and Ford New Holland, Inc. officially began on this day and was completed the following year. New Holland N.V., one of the top producers and distributors of agricultural equipment as well as a significant manufacturer of construction equipment, was founded as a result of the merger. Braud Grape Harvester is one of the machines the company has manufactured.
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