I know, I know “God Bless Texas” where the cattle are bigger, the men aren’t afraid to wear hub caps on their belts, and you can’t get Chardonnay to grow worth a damn!
Farmers and ranchers don’t seem to be as much of a dwindling commodity in Texas for some reason. Here in California we’re scarce, few and far between.
For some reason we aren’t the grower of choice by winemakers who instead prefer to work alongside vineyard management companies who fall into the “Big Agriculture” category managing not hundreds, but thousands of acres across the greatest wine growing regions of California. Napa, Sonoma and the Central Coast.
I remember last year when we began working with a less than Infamous Winemaker who drives an Acura, gets regular manicures and refuses to drink cucumber infused cocktails because the taste reminds him of the cucumbers they put on your eyes at the spa.
Anyhow, one thing he did have going for him is that he took kindly to The Farmer and saddled right up to him at the bar. Both fans of margaritas and the Infamous Winemaker a fan of The Farmer’s Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot they’ve somehow managed to make their relationship work…
Read The Rest of the Story at Vinotology Wine Blog published August 23, 2010.
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