I grew up in Virginia then spent most of my adult life in San Diego working for the Department of Defense. I felt ready for an adventure, owning a farm, a la Charlotte’s Web. With my husband’s support, he found this great property right next to a working winery, we dove in. Dogs – check; Cats – check; Chickens – check; Garden – check; Farm and crop – check and check.
Turns out, I’m a terrible farmer and my passion for gardening didn’t exactly translate to a passion for farming. However, being neighbors with Mary and Airlie Winery was an excellent bit of luck. After deciding full-time farming wasn’t really in the cards, Mary handed me a new challenge; sales, marketing and general dogsbody for Airlie Winery. What a blast! I’ve made new friends, learned all about the “romantic” world of winemaking, and one of the best perks – I get to walk to work!