Here it is, the tail end of summer. We had a pretty good one and hope you did as well. As far as ourselves go, we did some traveling to see old friends and family, mostly to the beating heart of America, the Great Midwest. Ohio and Wisconsin to be exact. It’s hard to go wrong reconnecting with family and friends, especially after a long period of absence from each other.
Our big moment, however, came on the 17th of June when our son Devon graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This is a relatively new field, with the degree coming from the relatively new College of Oceans and Atmosphere. It has been a long haul. What that kid had to put up with. If it wasn’t the mind-numbing distance learning during the time of COVID, it was the deployments, foreign and domestic, that caused him to take six years to get a four-year degree. But he stuck with it and has now earned his degree. We had a big party for him here at the tasting room. There was music and catering and the wine flowed smoothly. His grandfather even came out from the wilds of Kentucky. I’m told we all had a terrific time. We are extremely proud of him and love him dearly. The other really cool thing that happened was that we were informed that Dragon Six’s 2021 PN earned yet another gold medal at the Oregon Wine Institute awards. We’re going out on top.