This is a view of Mt. Chardonnay
from our front gate at sunset.

i was raised on mount eden
surrounded by acres of lush


green vineyards, mountains
and, far below me in silicon


valley, apple, ames, and ibm
so i learned the four directions


before i learned to walk or
talk or smile. it’s easy –


turn towards the pinots,
turn towards the cabs,


in the east is saratoga, to
the north, palo alto and


the bay – and way back
there, between the santa


cruz mountain ridge line
and the oak trees on


mount chardonnay – the
san andreas fault! well,


it’s all really very simple.