I was asked today how I ended up here. Here would happen to be the Cab Sauv section of Walla Walla Community College's Estate Vineyard. This blows my mind. It's 4:00pm on a Thursday afternoon and I'm in the heart of Walla Walla's wine country. I'm pulling nets for my new school's harvesting of Cab Sauv grapes the next day. I'm honored. I'm humbled. Mostly I'm in awe that I am blessed to be here.
Flashback to WAWGG 2017. Chris and I, being the newbies that we were, attended Washington Wine's most important conference of the year. I remember going to a number of breakout sessions, trying to drink from the fire hose of information. Some of the most impactful and memorable sessions were with faculty of Walla Walla Community College. I had casually mentioned to Chris how amazing it would be to study wine making with these people.
From there, things just fell into place. We found the right property (more on that later), we met the right people, we were fortunate enough to have known some really bright people already established in Walla Walla Wine, and we went with our gut this was where we were supposed to be. After being here for a month, I have to admit, this is where we are meant to be.
I'm looking forward to sharing this incredible journey with you and welcome your feedback. There have been a few times in my life when decisions have been made from a compelling "gut feeling" that will not be ignored. If you've experienced this, you will understand what I mean. If you haven't yet experienced this, you just need to slow down and listen. So take some time for yourself. Pour a glass of really nice wine and listen.