It’s more hello technology! than anything else. Thomson Vineyards has been producing agriculture in the Napa Valley since 1938. Transplants from Oklahoma, they bought the land in a property auction. Ironic that property auctions have made their way back into the wine industry in 2009 and are a common place occurrence, just as they were during the great depression.
While The Farmer is busy putting grapes on grapevines so we don’t end up at the auction – I’m busy making sure the family business continues to have a stake in the grape selling market for 2010. And that means gmail accounts, twitter, a website and maybe even a paypal account for direct deposit and transfer of funds! Now accepting payment for 2010 tasty wine grapes.