Harvest 2017 is now wrapped. Wine is in barrels and tanks, and grape vines are shutting down for the winter. It’s been a rough harvest for two reasons: deer and fire. One affected me directly and seemed like a big fight until my perspective was shifted. I fought deer, while virtually everyone I know inContinue reading

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Bootstrap Maven ˈbo͞otˌstrap ˈmāvən/ noun NORTH AMERICAN informal Bootstrap -country term for getting out there and getting the work done; Working with what you got   Maven -someone who research and wants to know the ends and outs of a field growing to an expert; renegade contributor aka Sonja Joy Harris, as seen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, andContinue reading

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Startup founders = Artists or A realization at a Music Fest Listening to great music at a Traveler’s Rest Music Festival last week, I realize that musicians and techies are more similar than I ever realized. Coding is like music composition, with its own language, styles, and rifts. Case in point, there are huge paralles, butContinue reading

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Wine is as basic a thing as bread. Flour Salt Bread + Yeast + (flavoring) = Grapes Oak Wine   And Jesus knows, they go together well! Here the core components are quite simple, but there are thousands of different styles for each. Each style was initially determined by the greater environment. Short time toContinue reading

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Last week I met a woman who was 22-23 years old and got really excited when she learned I was a winemaker. She thought wine was really cool, but always felt intimidated by the whole procedure/tradition/ritual of ordering wine at a restaurant, especially when she was dining with someone important. So, I gave her theseContinue reading

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