In an earlier post, I challenged my readers to identify the 12 locations in the above picture (Click on it to enlarge). The answers are next to the small images at the bottom. Only one person got them all correct: Johnnie White Jr. Johnnie is a fellow employee of Piña Vineyard Management, but he did it without any help from me.
More information on some of the locations
The Keig barn is now part of the Round Pond Estate.
Rubicon was the former Inglenook Winery. From our mom’s side of the family, we have a historical tie to Inglenook. The following excerpt is from our winery website:
“The family has been making its home in the Napa Valley since 1856 when their progenitor Bluford Stice led a wagon train into the valley from Missouri. The Piñas’ great-great-grandfather Bluford Stice’s son Lafayette was a farmer and winemaker, owning vineyards where Stice Lane is today, just south of St. Helena; he was a leader in the wine industry of Napa Valley at the turn of the twentieth century as the winemaker at Inglenook Winery.”
We also have a tie to Caymus Winery. Chuck Wagner is a 1st cousin. Chuck’s mother & our mother were sisters.
Many years ago, the Beckstoffer property was home to our great uncle, Jim Pavon, who managed the vineyard. I mentioned in an earlier post that he had trained Rock Hudson to bud for a scene in the movie, This Earth is Mine.
The author was Arthur Hailey (April 5, 1920 – November 24, 2004). Originally from England, Arthur lived in the Napa Valley in the late 1960’s, before moving to the Bahamas.
His Bibliography includes:
• Runway Zero-Eight (1958)
• The Final Diagnosis (1959)
• In High Places (1960)
• Hotel (1965)
• Airport (1968)
• Wheels (1971)
• The Moneychangers (1975)
• Overload (1979)
• Strong Medicine (1984)
• The Evening News (1990)
• Detective (1997)