If you had told me when I was a kid that one day I’d grow up and fall in love with a bunch of grapevines, I would have told you that you were nuts. But, here I am – a grown woman who is madly in love with a vineyard, and I’m not ashamed to admit it!
Our family’s intimate 3-acre Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese vineyard here in Fallbrook, California will forever hold a very dear place in my heart for many reasons, not least of which is because these vines were planted, loved and maintained for the first five years of their life by my beloved late husband, Tim.
He was the grape farmer of our family, Watson Ranch Vineyards was his entrepreneurial business, and ‘Piston Broke’ Cabernet Sauvignon was his baby.
Tim poured his literal blood, sweat & tears into establishing these vines – braving the rattlesnakes, battling the gophers, cutting the weeds, tying-up the shoots, fixing the coyote-chewed irrigation pipes… you name it, he handled it in order to see the vines flourish.