Recently, I traveled to Washington, D.C., to take care of my teenage grandsons and their two friends while the parents got to play. I was so completely knocked out by how great these four teenagers were that I wrote a note to their parents. And sure, everyone thinks their grandkids are great. But keep reading and you'll find out why this was such a special weekend:
We recently got a "Happy Birthday" email from our fantastic vet, the VCA Forestville Animal Hospital, that reminded us that February will mark two years with our wonderful vineyard dog, Jake.
On a perfect-blue-sky day in August, we celebrated a special family birthday on Gantz Family Vineyards. Friends and family who traveled from near and far made the party spectacular. And it never would have been so carefree and fun without the incredible skills of the professionals we hired to help us with this event. They include...
In the last year, Jake has certainly become a member of the family, with his own quirks and attributes.
A couple of weeks ago, I’d been invited to a luncheon of the Russian River Valley Girls, a group of women who are active participants in grape growing and winemaking. I was excited and nervous, hoping I would make a good impression and not make a fool out of myself. Unfortunately, that was not to be.
This weekend, we hosted an outdoor picnic for family and some of our daughter's friends. This is new enough to all of us that at times we were mesmerized by the scene: laughing friends and family holding glasses of sangria or wine while the sun shined on the vines in the background.
I was thrilled to spend a little time with some wonderful ladies from the Sonoma County Master Gardeners at the Sonoma County Fair, which runs through August 12.
After many days of fun in the sun in Sonoma County, we finally have taken a couple of days to do the things that are necessary at the ranch. It was a hard lesson to realize that we can’t play all the time, but that reality seems to be enjoyed by our grandchildren
One of our favorite events is the annual visit from our children and grandchildren.
We had an outbreak of the wallet wars last weekend during a large family gathering we hosted at Gantz Family Vineyards as appreciative family members tried to reimburse us for our costs.