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Manchester Arms, the apartment complex from hell.

Manchester Arms has recently caught the attention of the Fresnobee back in March. They reported on a crumbling building, flooded apartments, and horrible maintenance and managment. A broken oven was replaced with a cockroach infested one before a working oven was served. Hot water was turned off intermittently without notification, and HVAC systems were rendered inoperable due to mold and broken parts.

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Fresno County gem attraction: Madera Wine Trail

The Madera Wine Trail is a collaboration of nine family wineries in Madera County, belonging to the Madera Vintners Association. As such, the wineries are quaint; cute and relatively small. This gives you an opportunity to potentially meet the winemakers themselves (I can attest to that at Papagni’s). Six of the wineries are near the 99, with three to the west and another three to the east. The other three of them are further up north on the 41, between Oakhurst and the 145.

I would consider the Madera Wine Trail the Central Valley’s hidden gem; a gem that should be visited especially if you live in Fresno or Fresno County (since the wineries aren’t very far!).

As of last week, it seems as though all of these wineries are open, at least on weekends. Be sure to check out the Madera Wine Trail map (the featured image of this post) for each winery’s hours, website, and number before visiting them.