Hardy Wallace, dirtysouthwine.com

Who’s this crazy guy completely in his element in the hills of California? That’s Hardy Wallace, a friend of mine who has been working hard and living his dream with Murphy-Goode Winery in Sonoma wine country. He’s since announced a new gig at The NPA and Michel-Schlumberger Winery and I couldn’t be happier for him.

Natural wine is one of his passions, and when in San Francisco in the fall he made sure to take Tami and I to Terroir, a natural wine merchant and bar in SoMA where we had a great time.

I spent a week in Sonoma last year during Thanksgiving and Michel-Schlumberger was one of our stops. It’s an incredibly beautiful property and, as I discussed with my new friend Jenna while I was out there, our photos can’t do justice in describing how beautiful Sonoma is. I can only imagine how beautiful it’ll be to wake up to this view every day.

You’ll have to visit — but in the meantime,  I’ll of course indulge you with a few photos. Please join me in congratulating Hardy in this next chapter in California!