This year was a tough one. In May, at the age of 83, Barbara passed away due to complications from a stroke. It left a hole in the family that will take time to fill. She was the green thumb always reminding us that great wine starts with great grapes; we are farmers first and winemakers second. We spread her ashes in the vineyard that she poured so much of her heart and soul into these past 33 years.
Thank you to all; the outreach and support from the wine community has been incredible. We are humbled and honored by your kindness. And a special thank you to the Wine Spectator for their piece on Barbara and the family that was published in April.
“My parents left me an amazing legacy—one that I will continue to maintain—farming, winemaking, hospitality—at levels that would make them both proud. Little will change! I can promise you that. What we all love most about this lifestyle—is you—the people we meet from all over the world. You make the food and wine taste better and always remind us of how lucky we are to live in paradise! To all of our many friends and loyal wine buyers, we thank you for your ongoing support.” –Sheldon