June 9, 2017

Vineyard Profile: Escolle Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands


Pinot Noir might have been put on the planet to grow in the Santa Lucia Highlands.  The weather is perfect! Located  at the bottom of the eastern side of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, in Monterey County. The mountains there, are the only thing that separates this prestigious grape growing region from the ocean. Cool nights from the ocean air is one of the factors that sets SLH above the…

September 26, 2016

Adventures of Kingston and His Dad: Part 1


The days  I am most reminded about life being good is when I am lucky enough to bring the kids to work. The best days to do this with my son Kingston are on vineyard check days. The vineyard check days gives him a chance to get outside, run up and down the rows, and learn more about the family business. Like most five year olds he is naturally curious. He’s always…

June 18, 2016

Wills Hills


Some vineyards have a soul. Some vineyards when you go there you just connect with. There are three contributions to what makes a vineyard have this impact. The way it’s farmed, the land under and around you, and the people that farm the land. The first two aspects are the easiest qualities to achieve. Buying a cool piece of land, planting and properly farming a vineyard isn’t that hard. If…

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