Apple trees blossom in an orchard along Bodega Highway, at Spring Hill School Road, west of Sebastopol on Monday, March 31, 2014. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

From the Archives: The Battle to Save Apples in Wine Country

The area around Sebastopol was once well known for its apples, but vineyards have replaced many orchards. Farmers, cidermakers, environmentalists and chefs are now working hard to preserve the area's apple heritage.