Working on our 5 acre produce farm for my dad when I was 12 making $.75 cents per hour.
Running for political office.
The wine industry is such a great community where everyone seems to share information to make it better. With the farming side of the business, I just love the soil, the vines, and the final product that is shared with family and friends over lunch or dinner. It just brings people together.
Thomas Jefferson. He was such a forward thinker.
James Gandolfini – unfortunately he is deceased.
Just life itself. We are all so fortunate to be on the planet. When I go to bed at night I can’t wait to get up and see what I can accomplish the next day. I have had some great mentors that taught me that.
Disorganization – I can’t stand that.
Julio Gallo – to create such a strong family business that is still going strong today is amazing.
To own my own plane so I can travel when I need to – the roads are so congested now.
Ambitious, humble, and focused.
Wine, matches, and a pocket knife.
Raising my two daughters and watching them become great people. Their mom did an amazing job.