One year ago, 2013, “out of the blue” it hit us! Why not find out if we can grow wine grapes in our “back 40.”
Well, today we have a beautiful backyard full of Sangiovese Brunello vines, dancing in the morning sun and swaying in the afternoon breezes!
Bill and I fell in love with Ramona 14 years ago when we took a Sunday afternoon drive to the back country. We sold our downtown condo, moved into our new home on a sweet little piece of heaven and now have a dream come true of growing grapes for future wine!
Bill is a retired Air Traffic Controller from San Diego who loved working with the aviation community for 35 years.
I worked with the FAA for 15 years and then, when Bill retired, we decided to teach Aviation English in China. It was very exciting, teaching in a foreign country, frustrating, and at times exhausting. But, we felt we contributed to the safety of the world’s flying public.
After a stint of five years in China, working for Boeing Aircraft as consultants, we returned to San Diego. We were ready for a change of pace.
A vineyard was the perfect answer! So, we are a young vineyard and we are very excited about our grapes! We may have a harvest this year!
Linda - July 2014