50 years! Do you know what was happening 50 years ago?
As but a few examples:
President Lyndon Johnson inaugurated the “War on Poverty”
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles hit the #1 spot in the US
The first Ford Mustang debuted
The Rolling Stones released their debut album
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize
and our mortal world lost Flannery O’ Connor, author of (in my opinion) one of the greatest novels ever written, Wise Blood.
And as all that was transpiring, a wine was quietly being assembled atop a limestone mountain in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
David Bennion, Charles Rosen, Hewitt Crane, and Howard Zeidler.
1964, the harvest. Bottled in November of 1965. The same month as the Battle of La Drang; the effective beginning of the Vietnam War.
Amongst war, peace.
This is what wine stood for then, this is what wine stands for now.
Come to the table. Sit, talk, sip. Think, learn, be peaceful.
Glass of wine.
When I touch you, I feel happy inside.