Winemaking is a constant learning process; no vintage is the same. I embrace the challenge each vintage brings (with the exception of ever-increasing number of grey hairs on my head)!
Choosing the first wine to make was easy - Syrah! Long my favorite varietal. I pondered its name for quite awhile. It occurred to me that this flagship wine stemmed directly from my decision to embrace winemaking - a major life decision.
Suddenly the name became clear (plus, it's taken from one of my favorite songs of all time - "It's my life" by Bon Jovi. "Open Highway" shows my minimal approach to winemaking. Letting the wine be what is going to be is my aim; it's not my place to alter its beauty. The end result is 100% Syrah, 100% Delicious.