He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland

When I was growing up, my dad, Ralph, was always watching for things. We’d go for a drive and he’d see a fox or a fruit tree or a flower, and he’d point it out to me. As I got older I started to realize that I was doing the same thing. I was paying attention to the details that a lot of people miss.

When my dad taught me to fly fish it was the same way. He’d say, “Think like a trout. If you were a trout, where would you be? Lay the fly where you think you’d be.” I’d do that and
BAM a trout would hit.

He made me conscious of things I wouldn’t otherwise think about. That’s become part of my personality and is an important element of my winemaking. It’s been hugely influential and I’m so thankful for that.

I’m very blessed to have a dad to share life’s details with.
~Sandi, Prairie Berry Winemaker