MWWC8: Luck, in a matter of speaking

sweetempranillo

MWWC_imageWow, lucky me, I am done with winter quarter classes and exams just in time to discover the MWWC8 writing challenge word: Luck.  I am happy to participate with such illustrious writers and humbly submit my entry at the last minute.

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Walla Walla AVA.  Seven men sat on the stage discussing their early years making wine, growing grapes and incubating one of the current world’s ‘Top Wine Tourist Destinations’.  They said many times over how lucky they have been.

Lucky would be a single vintage succeeding, a single person making a go of making wine from red grape varietals that weren’t suppose to grow in our climate.  Luck must like it here; these seven men, their families and many more like them (we have over 150 wineries and many independent vineyards locally) have been…

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