Welcome to Laura Zahtila's Vineyard, where the 'backyard' feel to a winery, well, it really is the back yard. Seriously. Upon walking up to the winery, you have to be careful not to walk into the Zahtila's personal home. What with their 2 dogs and cat wondering the front porch, greeting you with a happy bark, you know they are no strangers to strangers.
Laura actually was a very successful business woman, working for Cisco prior to her wine days. She has become somewhat of an anomaly in the winery business, developing a pretty strong brand and a very great product out of the comfort of her backyard in just a few years. This is no surprise after meeting Zahtila, who personally poured the wine for us during our stop. It seems like this is just a way of life for Laura, like pouring wine is what she was meant to do. (I mean, don't get me wrong, it's what I am meant to do, most days...)
|Lead the way, Gloria.|
|Who says its not wine touring season?|
|Sorry old gal, I forgot your name, but its because you were so well behaved. You should really stir the pot a little more...|
|So for reals, I am in her backyard here.|
|Her favy pose.|
Laura is livin' the dream baby, one pour at a time! Tonight on the BBT series, we give Green Beans a dance.