Mind the Gap

In previous posts, I've conveyed that the wine business, while deeply satisfying, remains hard work. Admittedly, it might sometimes be work with idyllic vineyard walks and glitzy parties--but hey! It's a grind, in its own way.

To Hell With It. Let’s Do This.

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.