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After a year and a half of filing forms and going to hearings, we finally started construction of our own winery at the vineyard. It was barely finished by harvest, but we got to do our own crush. It was a bit chaotic, using equipment that we had never used before, while learning by trial and error. We were fortunate to have the guidance of Bob Foley, Pride Vineyards' winemaker; we are humbled at how easy he makes it seem as we bumble through. What a year to have a first crush! The grapes could not figure out the weather and we had to pick thirteen times to get

In March, we moved into our home and acquired a new friend, Aussie, the vineyard dog. She is an Australian Terrier who loves to hunt; this trait will put her on a collision course with our local rattlesnake population. The Prides released their 1991 Merlot, which was made from our Merlot grapes, as well as a small amount of their Cabernet Sauvignon grapes – it was a smash hit! We agreed to sell our grapes to the Prides starting the next year, 1994. Their wine maker, Bob Foley, will also make us our first vintage of Paloma Merlot from a small amount of the grapes. Each year, we will

Last year we cleared some fir trees that were shading an area of the Merlot; we decided to plant a small block of Syrah on the cleared area as an experiment. Carolyn and Jim Pride, with their wine maker Bob Foley, bought some bulk Merlot wine made from our grapes that we had sold to another winery. Bob finished the wine and blended it with Pride’s Cabernet Sauvignon. This purchase will be a major event for us, but we won’t know it for two more years.