Our luck and fortune would prevail however and within a year I found myself wishing I wouldn't have to leave the rich traditions of Bourgogne and the gorgeous vineyards of Chambertin for the new world. But westward we traveled to California.
Now some 16 years later, my soul rests in the roots of our beautiful vineyard in Sebastopol. Soon we will experience the 5th harvest of our Pinot Noir. Our journey has hardly ended as we continue to toil away, but we are beginning to truly reap nature's rewards. Recent publication in the San Francisco Chronicle, reveals Tom's dream (now "our" dream) is not so far-fetched. Sebastopol Hills makes the headline in wine news this week with highlights about Maboroshi Vineyard. Like a line lifted from a Hollywood western, Andy Walker as quoted by Greg LaFollette may say it best; "...look to the hills to find your answer".
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