Amount (in millions of U.S. dollars) in environmental fines agreed to be paid by Rhys Vineyards, after their construction of a vineyard filled in, and destroyed, a half-acre of protected wetlands in Mendocino County, violating state water, fish and wildlife regulations.  Mendocino is best known for its pinot noir, chardonnay, and cabernet sauvignon, as well as its pride at being at the forefront of the sustainable, organic farming movement.

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