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…

September 6, 2016

From the Booth: A Pre-Harvest Hello


Harvest! One of my favorite times of the year is nearing. Since it is so near, I wanted to take a moment, have a wholesome breakfast and drop you a line from the booth of a roadside diner to share with you a little bit of what is currently happening out among the vines and highways of the Central Coast. The 2016 vintage is starting to show it’s potential. Pinot…

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…