MAKE WORLD-CLASS CABERNET WITH AMAZING FRUIT YOU GROW YOURSELVES.  IT’S EASY! (said no one. ever.)

  By Michael Busselen Nearly 20 years ago, we conceived of the dream of some day owning and living on a high-end vineyard.  A second career running a winery and small tasting room.  Making it our own. With our first (very small) vintage of Woodhawk Vineyards 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon now in the barrels (sleeping safely …

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So How Cute Is My Baby?

  By Kara Busselen You think your baby is cute.  Okay, cuter than cute– maybe the cutest baby in the world. You realize you might be biased, but you’ve looked at other babies, and yep, yours is pretty damn cute.  Then let’s say someone comes along who knows all about babies and has seen many …

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Green Acres/Alexander Valley

  By Michael Busselen   “Now wait, that is a well?”  asked Kara.  “That is the main well???” I’m not sure what she had in mind when she pictured a well for a rural property with approximately 25,000 vines. The well is a workhorse, pulling the majority of agricultural and domestic water supply for Woodhawk’s …

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Lunch With Silver Oak

By Kara Busselen   “Nervicited” is a word concocted by our daughter when she was five trying to describe how she felt about her upcoming ballet recital. Nervous and excited = nervicited. That’s how we felt being invited to lunch with Silver Oak.  This is a wine and brand we’ve always admired, and with whom …

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The Purchase

By Kara Busselen   “Go ahead,” I egged Michael on. “Click ‘contact agent.’” We were stalking a property on Zillow, the only one that had really captured our attention after months of looking, trying to beat pandemic boredom in the summer of 2020. “What can it hurt?” I goaded. “We’ll just go look…” The property …

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