Disaster Relief – Are We Prepared?

Disaster Relief – Are We Prepared?

After spending a week in the Napa and Sonoma after the fires I occurred to me what kind of emergency management processes does your town have in effect. What can we learn from what happened in the wine country fires. The fires happened so fast and changed instantly...
Napa – Sonoma Open For Business

Napa – Sonoma Open For Business

Many of you know, last week I headed out to California for a conference,  I am still here, writing this from the lobby of the hotel in Santa Rosa. Yes, Santa Rosa experienced the worst devastation during the fires. As I talk to many people and hear there stories I’m...
Handprints from the Vineyard

Handprints from the Vineyard

My UPS driver brings me many boxes with wine in it, but this box was different! It was from The Meeker Vineyard for the next #winestudio program and I opened it with the help of my 7 year old neighbor who happened to be over. Lily is seven and knows nothing about...
Living the American Dream: Ordaz Family Wines

Living the American Dream: Ordaz Family Wines

People immigrate to the United States to “live the American Dream,” I know that is what my grandfather did immigrating from Hungary in the 1920’s and that is what Jesus (Chuy) Ordaz did in the 70’s. One day you’ll make it, the border patrol told Jesus Ordaz and double...
What the California Rains Mean to the Vineyards

What the California Rains Mean to the Vineyards

This has been a challenging winter in California. It seems it’s either feast of famine when it comes to rain. I’ve been visiting California yearly for 37 years and I must say I have never seen it so green. Before my trip out I was watching the weather reports of all...