Archive for the Tag 'Murphys California'

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Leaping Horse Vineyard ~ More Than a Leap of Faith

PHOTO: Jo Diaz SAMPLE: Quintessential Wines for Ironstone Vineyards: Listening to “There’s No Way,” an upbeat Powerwalk Playlist on Spotify… I’ve got this 2017 Leaping Horse Vineyard Chardonnay wine sitting on my desk, waiting to be opened; screwcap right there, just needs a twist. What’s holding me up? I just read something from Tasting The […]

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The Chilling Howl That Ran Right Under My Window

Photo copyright: aliensprog / 123RF Stock Photo Years ago, I worked for Ironstone Vineyards. The following story is one of my favorite memories, while working in the Sierra Mountain region. It all happened in Calaveras County. It began with a two and a half year gig I intuitively knew going into it that it would […]

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The Howling Wolf of Murphys

Slowly and surely it became louder, the energy coming ever closer… howling at the moon, screaming at the tar beneath the pads of its feet, digging in with its claws to get better traction, coming ever closer. I was frozen… just frozen

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Calaveras County ~ Do You Know What “Calaveras” Translates Into?

Working in the Sierra Foothills for Ironstone Vineyards, I learned pretty fast. DIGRESSION (It’s necessary to this story.): Pre-Ironstone, I worked at Belvedere Winery. I was very fortunate to have Puerto Rico as a one of my sales territories. I worked with the V. Suarez Company. They were one of the greatest wholesalers to work […]