When we first moved to Fallbrook, CA, we became the proud owners of a very thirsty and expensive avocado grove. With California water rates being what they are, we knew we’d have to find another solution and purpose for the land…and fast!
We’d always had a passion for wine, and ten years prior to moving to California, Bill became active in a wine club in Wichita where he honed his love and knowledge of wine. One day Bill said “We could plant a vineyard!”. Colleen's reaction: “But we don’t know ANYTHING about growing a vineyard!”, and Bill said: “We can learn”.
Before long, we were visiting neighbors vineyards and soaking up every bit of knowledge we could learn about growing grapes and managing a vineyard. Then we visited Fallbrook Winery and discovered that they could help us plant the grapes, produce and bottle our wine. The decision was made.