Monday, January 21, 2013


Come join Joan and Tim as we pour wines in the tasting room one last time this Saturday, January 26, 2013.  We will be joined by Kathryn, Ian and Rhian.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Coming Round the Corner

Who blogs anymore?  What used to be a active and vigorous activity by Joan and me has been replaced by Facebook and Twitter. Strange how things change, how life changes.  "Change is good", Joan frequently reminds me.

Change is afoot for Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery.  Joan and I, having come to the realization that the winery and vineyard require more energy and strength then we had, made the decision to put the business on the market.  After a summer of discussions with and advice from Josh Moffitt our realtor, we put it up for sale in early September, fully expecting it to take 1-3 years to sell.  We thought we'd need that time to let go of all we had created.  CHV&W is a very special place to us, our baby, born and nurtured by the blood, sweat and tears of our children, their spouses, a special group of friends and ourselves.  We did not think the right buyer would just drop out of the sky. Six weeks later we had our third offer. The three partners who own Flying Leap Vineyards will add CHV&W to their vineyard in Willcox and are developing their grand vision for the Arizona Wine Community.

This has been a fantastic adventure - "living the dream" as we are often reminded by our friends and customers.  Indeed building CHV&W to the success it has become has exceeded our wildest hopes.  We have no regrets.  Joan and I have been able to work together as partners to fulfill a long held romantic plan to have our own vineyard and winery.  We have created something with our family. We have come to meet wonderful customers and made some fantastic friends.

Joan and my last day in the tasting room will be January 26, 2013.  Come visit us.