Friday, March 30, 2007

More, again, on the 25th Celebration

Guests were greeted with a 25 year pictorial review of the "Wine Estate". Upon entering into the Chateau, the food presentations were available for all to enjoy.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

More on the 25th Celebration

Thanks to our friend, Vince, the pictures posted were taken by him. Today we viewed the video of Dan Greens' - start of the ceremony! We hope to make this available on itunes for all to see.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

25th Celebration - Dan Green as MC

Our 25th celebration was an incredible success with Dan Green (KSBW evening News Anchor) as Master of Ceremony. Pictured here is Dan with his Morning News Anchor wife - Kate Callahan (only Owen was missing). The party pictures continue!

The Vine Chronicles - Week 3

Week 3 of the "Vine Chronicles" was an exciting week. Not only was the Estate 25 years old but we had a great deal of temperature variation and some rain. Only .53 inch of rain and the temperature was 38 degrees this morning. Spring is still coming!

Monday, March 26, 2007

First Celebration Pictures are in!

We borrowed Bobby's pictures to show some of the evening's excitement. The Gala was grand!!!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Chef Teplitzky prepares for the 25th Celebration

As we get closer to the big anniversary date, Chef Teplitzky surveys the Estate and prepares samples for us to enjoy.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Preparation for the 25th Celebration

As the week ends, the nervousness of the event begins to set in. Today - we were thinking this is bigger than our wedding. After all, the guest list, the goodie bags, the food, the introduction of a great wine and more. The tenting is now complete and the gardens are ready. Next - the final preparation.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Vine Chronicles - Week 2 (March 20, 2007)

Week 2 of "The Vine Chronicles" (March 13th through March 20th) started with some signs of budbreak early in the week and by the end of the week - about 3/4 of an inch of growth. It was a warm week to start and cooled dramatically for the past three days.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Dawn Resh (our daughter) in Maryland

You should always be proud of your kids. Dawn has made us all proud- two grand kids, a great husband and wonderful career.

This is a great article on how to pursue the right position at the right firm!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Chateau Juliens' "Julien Journal" celebrates 25 years!

Kristin Horton, Director of Estate Marketing, did a great job of chronicling our business time line over the past 25 years.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Viticulture shock from climate change!

As published on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 in the San Jose Mercury News - "GLOBAL WARMING EXPECTED TO ALTER GRAPE GEOGRAPHY - By Corie Brown.
Imagine a world in which the best sparkling wines come from Surrey in southern England, not Champagne. A world where Monterey Bay is home to California's best cabernet sauvignon and Sweden produces world class rieslings.
It's not science fiction. A growing number of climatologists are warning that by the turn of the next century, such a radically altered wine map could actually be the new reality.......
Wine is the canary in the climate-change coal mine, according to climatologists. Even slight changes can wreak havoc on high quality wine, making it particularly vulnerable to global warming."

I guess that you should stock up on the current vintages and build a wine cellar!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Preparation for the 25th Celebration

Expert landscaper, Scotty Gibson's crew prepares the "Wine Estate" for the 25th celebration event to be held next week. The winter freeze and unusual cold (Global warming????) played havoc with the estate gardens. However, the Color is back!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Vine Chronicles - Week 1 (March 13, 2007)

Well, finally the vines have taken the hint (80 degree weather) and came alive. I will attempt to chronicle, weekly, the vine growth and post as the "Vine Chronicles" - Budbreak is two weeks later than last year mainly due to an extremely cold winter and still cold ground temperature.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca celebrates 50 years of racing

Good news! The 275-GTS represented the "Racing of the 60's" at the request of the track. The car they selected is the same one I raced in Italy in 2004. As you can see, the day was perfect (temp was 80 degrees) and Tony Aniello was also having a good time (see slide 3). The gathering was to celebrate 50 years of racing at the track and to allow the CHAMP cars an opportunity to return to the track and do some time testing.