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.
It's been quite a busy fall around the farms and the winery. We've come out with our latest red, a Cab Blend, our Claret as well as our Grenache Rosè. Our Wellington FL and our Wilmington NC farms have sold, we've moved business offices from North Carolina to Florida and we're packing up the herd and relocating to Ocala, FL for the winter months. Not that our little corner of California isn't beautiful in the winter too.
We've spent the week in Texas for a family reunion, Thanksgiving holiday, welcome our three week old grandson and yes, enjoyed a fair amount of wine with family. We were happy to be sponsors of the Duke Jump For The Children Horse Show and customers have also shared photos of their holidays with our wines "on tap" so to speak.
We are grateful for our family and friends and this amazing life we lead. Hope that everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving.