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The Accidental Winemaker

I never dreamed that I'd be a winemaker!  Several years ago, we came to California with our small herd of horses to escape the Florida summers.  While my wife was fully involved with the horses, I became interested in the vineyards around our ranch.  Met some good people, got interested.  And now, in 2020, we've bottled the first of grapes that I helped source and blend, wines that have my input with the assistance of master winemaker, Steve Clifton.

Hopefully, you will enjoy drinking these wines as much as I've enjoyed making them. 

Kent Mitchell

Kent Mitchell
August 1, 2021 | Kent Mitchell

National Lighthouse Weekend

While many places may be celebrating National Lighthouse Weekend in early August, we're kind of partial to the celebrations at "Old Baldy".  Not just because they will be serving up our wines but because I spent over two decades working on and developing Bald Head Island, NC so I'm a little partial to that particular slice of paradise.  Again, Rona talked me into discounts - 40% on product and 20% on shipping using the code LIGHT40 through August 15.

We spent most of July traveling around, visited the amazing Blue Mingo Inn on Otsego Lake, New York for a family get-away which provided some welcome down time for us both.  While not a lighthouse, the "Kingfisher Tower" folly was our view every morning and made for a lovely kayak trip across the lake. 

Good to be back home for a spell.