Every wine aficionado remembers when it happened, where it happened. That first glass of wine that made you stop and go “Wow, this is great!”. It’s no different for us, except that it probably happened more than once! This is our improbable wine journey that has culminated in realizing our lifelong dream of owning our own winery. We hope you enjoy reading our story as much as we’ve enjoyed living it. And of course we hope too that you’ll enjoy our wines.
Jennifer and I met in 1999 in San Diego while working together at a biotechnology company. I was a molecular biologist, and Jennifer was an administrative assistant. She says it all started over the fax machine, but that’s another story (because it has nothing to do with wine). But not to digress, we soon started dating, and frequenting the wineries of Temecula, Santa Barbara, Los Olivos, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles became regular weekend jaunts for us and our trusty companion, Hogan, our German Shepherd. We felt unique among wine tasters as we shunned the posh spas and bed & breakfast places because we preferred to camp. Time after time we’d cram the car full of camping gear and the big smelly dog and wonder as we pulled away from home how we’d find room to bring back all the wonderful wine discoveries we’d make. Somehow we always found a way.