As I wrap production on the journal (now set to release this summer) I feel compelled to share some of the projects I've found that best weave together agriculture, wine, art, and/or philanthropy.
My winemaking project is evolving!
A decade ago, I promised myself I’d spend summer solstice in the brightest part of the world. It wasn’t really a bucket-list thing—not sure I have one of those—but instead, some kind of calling.
Following instinct leads to joy: I’d nearly forgotten. On Labor Day, I rose at 4 a.m. to drive to the Sierra Foothills and harvest a half-ton of Grenache fruit. Yep, I set out to make wine. Was this a wild hair, a last-minute venture—or, was it my plan all along? Both. During my six years … Continue reading To Hell With It. Let’s Do This.
"Your work is to discover your work And then with all your heart To give yourself to it.” --The Buddha My high school art teacher was a worldly, well-heeled woman who hailed (ironically) from a North Carolina tobacco farm. She wore flashy Fifth Avenue fashions through the halls of our gritty public high school and … Continue reading Attitude