In lieu of the New Year and our departure from the US, I thought it would be fitting to take a look back at some of my favorite experiences from the last two years:
10: Playing bocce with the ‘Casino Cowboys’ at Crane Park in St. Helena- “America’s team’ of St. Helena bocce…go boys (and girls)!
9: Hiking across Napa Valley, namely Bothe State Park and Mt. Saint Helena.
8: Filming a series of videos on pruning techniques with Linda Neal of Tierra Roja Vineyards.
6: Attending the tasting at the Pritchard Building off of Main St. in St. Helena that housed the likes of Mirror, Robert Foley, Switchback Ridge, Realm as well as Hourglass , the wine that created my love affair with their Merlot.
4: San Francisco Marathon- first half: July ’09, second half: July ’10. Running across a fog-covered Golden Bridge amongst hundreds of others on a brisk Sunday Morning in July is easily one of the most exhilarating experiences in my life.
3: Celebrating my 29th birthday at the highly recommended Cyrus Restaurant in Healdsburg. Delicious and beautiful…See more.
1: Meeting Karen, Erin and the rest of the ACME crew when I first arrived in St. Helena. Working alongside them at such a special and cutting edge shop over the past two years was easily the most rewarding experience of my professional career.