Our son Sheldon, who had been living in Canada for 35 years, joined our business in August, just in time for harvest. Fortunately, he was here when The Wine Spectator magazine named our 2001 Paloma Merlot their “Wine of the Year” for 2003. We were pleased with the honor, but hardly prepared for the avalanche of calls, faxes and emails requesting wine or just to be on next year’s mailing list. We sold out of wine in very short order. We don’t like to be out so early, but it was a “good” problem to have. Our grandson, Caston, didn’t realize that when he had helped with harvest in 2001, he would e contributing to such an award winning wine.