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Dave's Diary

February 5 - February 18, 2017

 a lot has happened so I want o go back to what I wrote several days agoSunday February 5, 2017so yes she is 95, my Mother VivienMonday February 1...

January 29 - February 4, 2017

Wednesday February 1, 2017My mother, Vivien will be home at her favorite place and celebrate her birthday. I am going down the day before to be wi...

January 1 - January 28, 2017

Thursday January 5, 2017Happy New Year to all!!We finished blending our 2016 wines last week and this week we are preparing to bottle our new white...

1998 Weeks 51-52

December 28, 1998 Happy Holidays!  Of course we have been busy preparing for the holidays and the barrels have been cooling down to 55 degrees. It ...

1998 Weeks 47-48

Sunday, November 22, 1998 Today I re-wrote the ORDER FORM to include a Neighbors' Zin and reluctantly had to raise our prices on the ESTATE wines. ...

1998 Week 46

Sunday, November 15, 1998 This was the most trying day of the year!: I went to a Raiders' game. Kate and I started at 9 am and arrived at the Oakla...

1998 Week 45

Sunday, November 8, 1998 The Raiders lost. An aberration?  (A COLLABORATION OF DAVE AND BRENDAN)  Some of you may be wondering what has happened t...

1998 Weeks 49-50

November 29 through Dec 12,  1998 A lot has happened since I last posted. We found another case of Carignane that was watered down. 4 bottles seeme...

1998 Week 44

Sunday, November 1, 1998 What can I say! The Raiders won again. I know most of you have learned to dislike AL DAVIS and the Raiders. I  understand ...

1998 Week 43

Sunday, October 25, 1998      (47 low; 75 high)  The Raiders win the fourth in a row--how mundane.  As some of you have grasped:--most of what we d...

1998 Week 42

Sunday, October 18, 1998    (37 low, 87 high)  Since the Raiders were not playing, I had time to greet a few people who picked up wine. Pat was pr...

1998 Week 41

Sunday, October 11, 1998    (Low 39, High 80)  I had to suffer through an extremely boring Raider football game, while Pat had the pleasure of gre...