My wife and I on our family friend’s persimmon orchard.
Gleaning some persimmons from our friend’s orchard. He intentionally left us trees with fruits enough to fill a 40-footer truck.
My winemaking partners in our partner’s vineyard. We grow different kinds of grapewine varietals.
Destemming the grapes at the winery.
I love my wine research work. We are required to drink on the job for the sake of research!
We win awards for our unique wines fermented from fruits and grapes, not infused, but real fermented fruits.
Meet Edgar Valdivia, a CRFG member, I made dragon fruit wine for him and it won Best Of California Award at the state fair.
Meet two of our three kids… Our youngest son is an excellent classical music composer and our daughter has just graduated college.
I love fishing…
I’m an electric car enthusiast. I get 1,210 mpg with my Volt, drove it for 48,000 miles in 1.5 years and only used 30 gallons of gas, with 24 gallons provided for free by the dealer, so only really bought 6 gallons of gas! I love the concept of the Voltec drivetrain, I don’t have to plan any of my trips around charging stations, I have no range anxiety, and I attain 96.1% of my total mileage in electricity from the sun from our paid-off electric panels. My driving is free fuel most of the time.
I regularly donate blood and platelets, while working my main job as a software developer.
I also volunteer to help graduate students do some challenging grafting for their research towards thesis.
This is my favorite tree, when it has 130 different cultivars on it, with about 30 different types of prunus species and their hybrids, now it has 150. The shirt was given by my kids on Father’s day, and the legend portion is supposedly hiding below the belt, , not the multigrafted tree.
My wife and I are both outdoors folk, attending our oldest son’s wedding in San Luis Obispo Botanic Garden
We’re all happy to meet you too!
Drop by anytime for free tasting from whatever fresh fruits I have. I have fresh fruits all year round from my yard. And out of season fruits beautifully served inside a bottle, the fruit wine tasting, free for fellow members! Fruit wines you’ve never tasted before, once in a lifetime you should try. And of course, some regular grape wine varietals too!