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I’ve been struggling for quite awhile with putting words to paper. In reflecting upon 2020 I count our blessings for all the good things that took place and the miracle of our grandson being born in January along with so many other precious babies that were born. Although there were countless events of goodness to remind us just how amazing and wonderful GOD is, we are also reminded that there are events that occur in life that don’t bring us happiness but instead bring us sorrow and our out of our control. It’s in those times of sorrow that we need to turn to our faith even more

As I sit here at the vineyard surrounded by dirt and a light peaceful breeze, I am in awe as to just how much has been done is such a short period of time.  As tasks are checked off our list the excitement to share the serenity we have created here at Serendipity Cellars grows, however, we are quickly reminded there are still some pretty big items to complete.  We do have the approval of our conditional use permit pending all conditions are met, i.e. septic, power and paving the entry way, which we are working on diligently. In the meantime, harvest has been quite the experience in what

The Vermentino and Tempranillo harvest was a little sooner than anticipated due to high temperatured weather. The brix of both varietals were just where Bryan wanted them to be with a balanced PH. Our day began at 5:00am with all the essentials; headlamps, clippers, baskets, family and friends. The sky contributed its own beauty with the moon and bright stars. Little did we know, once the fruit was picked and ready to be crushed that our brand new machine would yet again give us problems. Although frustrations quickly rose, we decided to sanitize the good ole crusher we used for years past as a home winemaker and get

August 13, 2018 Bryan and i closed escrow on 15 acres of agriculture property which is now known as Serendipity Cellars at Lucier Family Vineyards. Effective August 3, 2020 we were issued our Conditional Use Permit. This was the last item we were waiting for to be completely compliant. To say we are excited is an absolute understatement. Aside from being compliant, our winery building is up and the exterior is painted. Electrical begins in the next week. We are counting our blessings as our vision is becoming reality. While our winery building is being built, we are bonded to make wine in the little shed on the property. Its’

Our first commercial harvest was all we could ask for and then some. As always, the help of family and friends overwhelms our hearts with all the kindness and love. We have been blessed with so many kind, giving and oh so fun people in our lives. Our morning began by meeting at the little “shit shed” at 6:00am and began harvesting Sauvignon Blanc at a friends vineyard at 6:30am. It worked out perfect for this to be our smallest harvest of the season as we weren’t real successful in figuring out the new equipment the night before. It’s funny how things work out sometimes, here we have all

I’ve had so much fun blogging about the progress of the vineyard and the building of the winery, we have been on such a high of goodness and so many reasons to smile. Aside from spending time with family and friends, one of our favorite pass times was watching our 2 puppies Brix and Tannin have so much fun run around. We were quickly reminded, no matter how much training, even though we love them and treat them like our babies, animals will still be animals. On the eve of June 13th, we were blind sided by the feeling of tragic loss as our hearts were shattered and

One of the many moments we find so glorious at the vineyard is how the sunsets continue to take our breath away. You never know what the sky is going to deliver. Just when you think it’s the most beautiful sunset you’ve ever seen, you are gifted yet another. I find the sunsets to be calming and a time to reflect on all the beauty GOD has truly graced us with and continues to grace us with. Especially in the times we are currently living, the strokes in the sky of all the warm loving colors. The strokes of reds, yellows and oranges warm your heart and soul. [ngg

In keeping with the theme of creating an ambiance of relaxation, convenience and an overall joyful place to gather, we decided to incorporate a grain silo on the property. After searching for the perfect silo, Bryan located one in Kentucky, yes Kentucky! After speaking with the person selling the silo, he (his name is Zac) offered to deliver it to us here in California. The silo has made it to the Serendipity property and we just can’t say enough about what wonderful people Zac and his travel buddy Chris are. Only regret is we didn’t get to spend a little more time with them. We are excited about

Bryan and I are over joyed with the progress at the vineyard. Its’ so rewarding to see our vision unfold. To think this time next year we will be basking in the joy of hosting tastings, events and making memories with our “Serendipity Sippers” all within the relaxing ambience we have worked so hard to create. So much has taken place since my last blog. To date we have received our Sellers permit, TTB license, and building permit. Our ABC license and Conditional Use Permit are still in process - we are in hopes these are received within the next month or so. As far as improvements on the property; “Little

With an overflowing heart, Bryan and I are so proud to announce our latest and youngest Serendipity Sipper…. Our Grandson. His loving parents Valcher and Darcey have already had him out to the vineyard and he loves being outside soaking up that fresh air. Not to mention his Paw Paw has had him in the mule. His Auntie Mandy, Uncle Brice, Great Grandparents, family and friends are crazy in love with him, we can only imagine the day he is running up and down the rows of vines playing in the dirt being a sweet little boy. For now, we are soaking up every bit of him being