September 2013 Archives

I feel like my life has been on hold these past few days. This is a busy time of year in the wine business, and there are so many things I should be worried about right now... harvest, grape tonnage, sales projections during October/November/December, planning for 2014, the list goes on and on.  But oh no...this past week it's been all about the America's Cup!

If someone had told me two years ago that I would be sipping DCV wines overlooking the finish line of the 34th America's Cup, from the privacy of the Artemis Racing VIP lounge no less, I never would have believed it.  But there I've been, sharing this rare experience with as many people as I could.

Not yesterday though.  Yesterday I hit the streets with thousands of other fans for the unprecedented win by Oracle Team USA.  I've never seen anything quite like it.  Two weeks ago, it seemed inevitable that Emirates Team New Zealand would take the Cup.  In fact, many Americans and even San Franciscans, were generally more favorable toward the Kiwi team than the American.  But something shifted and a winning streak ensued.  To have been witness to this historic event, a first in sailing history, is quite something.

I am extremely proud to have had our winery play a small part in all of this.  It took a lot of work, but it was worth it.  But mostly I'm grateful for the contacts made, the friendships forged and the opportunity to share the excitement with customers, friends and family.  Wow.  It's times like this that I pinch myself as a reminder of how much I love my job, our wines, our brand and all that we stand for here at Dry Creek Vineyard.  Now, I can truly say we are indeed the "Official Wine of Sailors!"

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