• Catarina Alexon

    Nice story about Mike and his wife, Susan. Sounds like a good wine and I really like the label they use.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks Catarina, He is such a nice man and his wine is just as amazing as he is. I do hope that you will have a chance to try it when and if the opportunity presents itself. :-)

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Love the story! It’s always so interesting to see how people decide their life’s work and how closely that aligns to upbringing and/or passion. Like the label. But I’m not a big Chardonnay drinker. I’ll look for the others, however.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jacqueline, I am not normally a Chardonay drinker but this one is pretty darn amazing. So are the others for that matter. Enjoy. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    Life came full circle for them it seems. Does the family still own the vineyard he grew up on?

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I did with Mike and his wife and I am so glad it did Jon. To answer your question. Yes they do. He actually buys grapes from his family’s vineyards to produce his amazing wine. :-)

  • http://www.TheReporterandTheGirl.com/ TheGirl

    That’s pretty awesome to visit a winery (I think the closest around here is Connecticut). I’ve never done wine tasting, probably because I don’t drink alot of wine (until I discovered moscato) but would like to know the difference between the kinds of wine and why table wine is “bad” and others are good….

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi SC, Visiting wineries and getting to know the different kinds of wine is fun. I too love a good Moscato. Actually all wine is table wine. That said, table wine isn’t necessarily bad or good just different. It all gets down to how it produced and how it’s stored. :-)

      • http://www.TheReporterandTheGirl.com/ TheGirl

        Ahh…but when folks say “good” wine or “bad” wine…maybe “cheap” wine (I never paid more than $20 for a bottle)?

        • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

          It all get down to individual taste. What one consider bad other with deem it good. For the record many of the wines I showcase are at or below $20. So go for it. :-)

  • Adrienne

    Don’t you love it when you meet new people and look what that ended up bringing you Susan. What a wonderful interview and story you shared. I think it would have been such an adventure to grow up on a winery! Oh well, we can live through them.

    ~Adrienne

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      How right you are Adrienne, You just never know how one thing can lead to another. It’s all about being out there and staying curious. I may not have grown up on a winery but I have the great advantage of living very close to so many. I do love that. :-)

  • http://micheleharveyauthor.com/ Michele Harvey Author

    It sounds like all of you had a lovely day touring the winery. I have visited wineries in California and Europe and more recently in Chile and Argentina. Though not a fan of Chardonnay, I particularly enjoy Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Michele, Regardless of your taste, visiting and getting to know different wineries is really fun, especially in different locals. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Wow… what a great story! I enjoyed my exposure to wineries during my visit. I learned so much!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      It was a cool story and really fun to tell Cheryl. It is an interesting world and It was fun sharing it with you my friend. :-)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I love that the wine business is in his blood. It must of been so exciting to meet Mike.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I do too Krystle. Mike was a real pleasure to meet. :-)

  • doreenpendgracs

    Hi, Susan. I love the sound of jasmine notes in a Chardonnay. Wish we’d had a chance to visit this winery, but there just wasn’t enough time! Thx for sharing your love and knowledge of wine country with us.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I am not always a big fan of Chardonnay Doreen but Elizabeth and I loved this one. You right, we just ran out of time. :-) Ah, but there is always another time. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    This wine sounds amazing. I think I need to put a trip to California on my wish list, because this isn’t available here in Ontario. It doesn’t hurt that I’m such a huge fan of Californian wines either, so really, a win/win idea. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I have to say, it is my very favorite Chardonnay. Ok, you need to plan a visit and spend it with me. We would have a blast tasting our way through many wine regions. :)))

  • Along Came Mary

    I need to make that trip up your way happen 😉 This looks great! Love when a Chardonnay has apple notes.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Aw, Mary, it would be a blast going around to various wineries with you. :-)