Cienega Valley first gained some prominence a few years ago when travelers discovered the soil was perfect for growing wine grapes. Lorien Vinter is credited with the founding of the Cienega Valley Wine-Cooperative, a place for the wine-growers to showcase the efforts of their labor.
The town, until recently, was located in Lady Asbury’s lands. Her lands, however, passed to Sir Simon Milinous when they were married late last year. It has a number of establishments, including two inns, The Star of Asbury and The Black Griffon Inn, a modest harbor for the infrequent travelers along the river, and the Mounted Borderer outpost of Fort Emridy – named for Emridy Meadows, who’s southern boundaries lies some ten miles north and east of the town.