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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

Love to explore! Had a sunshiney beautiful day in the Yountville - St Helena - Calistoga area. Started our day with a delicious cup of coffee and pastry from Bouchon Bakery in the heart of Yountville, then boarded the Trolley for a day of fun. First stop was Castello di Amorosa for a 2 hour tour - one word….. FABULOUS! Bryan and I first visited when it opened in 2007, there was still quite a bit of construction going on. The tour, the guide (Joe), the wines and the ambiance were truly amazing. I was excited to try the Vermentino as it truly is one of my favorite whites

Although we are still in the midst of our winter season, we are taking full advantage of the sunshine weather mother nature is providing for us and getting a few much needed tasks done in the vineyard. While the vines are still taking a siesta, we’ve begun adding 4” J clips and VS cross arm to run wire through. There are several types of trellising systems, however, this is the one Bryan felt he wanted to implement at our vineyard. Once bud break takes place and the vines begin to showcase their gorgeous leaves, we will position the shoots of the vines to grow up in between the

Even though Bryan and I are opening a winery, we still enjoy visiting various wine regions and drinking other wines. We love the diversity in wine, the various methods used by winemakers and the intricate details that make each wine unique in its own way. We currently have a total of 9 wine producers here in East Contra Costa County which represent our area very well. In Brentwood we have Nunn Family Vineyards, McCauley Estate Vineyards, Tamayo Family Vineyards, Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Bloomfield Vineyards. In Oakley we have Favalora Vineyards Winery, in Knightsen we have Petersen Vineyards, in Byron we have Campos Family Vineyards and Martinez we

This is the 2nd year we have attended the wine symposium, it truly is a playground of fun for wineries and wine makers. From barrels, bottles, labels to tanks and everything and anything you could possibly be interested in is there. We always find it interesting to see the oak barrel systems companies introduce. The system which intrigued Bryan the most this year, was a French Oak spin barrel. With this system, barrel fermentation is made to be much easier and functional. The coolest and most impressive booth there was a French oak sphere by Galil Mountain Winery. It was not only a conversation piece, but a gorgeous

After having such a great time pouring a “Taste of the future” at Petersen Vineyards French night, we were very excited to be given another opportunity to provide complimentary pours along with small bites at the Brentwood Wine Stroll hosted by the Brentwood Coalition.  It rained buckets and was extremely cold and windy, but surely didn’t take away from the amount of fun we had sharing our wines.  Loved that all our kids and a few friends poured with us as well.  Watching Bryan take a step back to just bask in the moment of hearing people we’ve never met before share of how much they enjoy the wines was truly