In the red
Take a photo tour through the Red Fan vineyard and see what gives The Dreaming Tree Crush wine its character.
Tom's got a lot of ground to cover on a daily basis. And what better way to get here, there, beyond and back than in a vintage Ford pick-up? After all, Tom loves the classics, the basics, the stripped-down and simple. So why shouldn't his ride be the same? This well-broken-in beauty looks so at home around here, you'd almost think she was part of the scenery.
Dodger N' Moose
They say you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. Well, seeing as Tom's pretty much always in the company of Dodger and Moose, two of the most well-loved dogs in all of wine country, he can't be all bad. These tongue-wagging, tooth-grinning pooches are always on hand to remind him when it's time to take a break, chill out, and cool off. As best friends go, a guy could do a whole lot worse.
The Pond & Pier
A lot goes into why a wine tastes how it does, but maybe most important is where you drink it, and who you're with when you do. When it came time to pick the flavors for their Dreaming Tree Crush wine, Steve, Dave and Tom already considered each other pretty good company (and Dodger and Moose just sweetened the deal). But something about an afternoon under a warm California sun, on an old pier down by a quiet pond, and suddenly that wine's giving up flavors you never knew were there.
A Sucker Born Every Minute
With an established winery in Virginia under his belt, Dave's no newbie when it comes to wine. But when it comes to the vineyard, there's always more to learn. So during their drop-in at Red Fan, Tom gives Dave a hands-on lesson in "suckering," stripping away the unnecessary shoots and buds, the "extras" that inevitably pop up on the vine, sapping nutrients and energy and other good stuff from the grapes.