When asked by the editor of the Patch to start a wine-blog for Ramona, I thought “how exciting” and reflected on how far Ramona has come in terms of vineyards, wineries, and award winning wines. When Micole and I moved to Ramona in 2004, we knew we wanted to live an agricultural lifestyle, but were not sure exactly what that would be? Horses, chickens....grapes? We attended a meeting of the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA), meeting new friends, and continue to attend each month, where we warmly welcome new members.
In this blog, I hope you will get to know and eventually love, the little valley we call home, and the friends we call family. For the emergence of a new wine region really is like the coming together of a new family. We share equipment, advice, and experiences, lending a hand at the installation of a new vineyard, and getting up early on the weekends to help at the harvest. For a wine region to succeed, we must embrace each other, and work together, rather than compete, which is what makes the wine industry a community. I encourage you to ask questions, get out, and become a part of the vineyards and tasting rooms of Ramona.
“Vaya con Vino,” Teri Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery