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.