Calistoga at Rick and Kathy’s Place

Our barn loft accommodations. Can you believe it?  Rick built the barn and the house!

Rick and Kathy's beautiful home

Out building made out of hay bales covered with burlap and cement built by Rick

Bottling Day is tomorrow so we sneaked a quick taste from the barrel.  DELICIOUS. 

Our first wine tasting at friends of Rick and Kathy’s. This is Karen Fahden, the proprietor of Hans Fahden Winery. We just “dropped in” unannounced so Mick could charge his Tesla.  She greeted us with a bottle of Windex in one hand a bottle of wine in the other. We knew we were in for a fun afternoon. 

Outdsde the cave at Hans Fahden Winery. 

Family Time. Off to sisterJoan’s in Santa Rosa for a glass of wine before heading to dinner. But first, grab four or five bottles of the family wine to enjoy at dinner. 

The Horwath Family. All five siblings and their spouses. FUN FUN night. 

  • The Horwath Siblings

    Sheryle, Joan, Gary (Mick), Rick (Richard), and Linda circa 1956.

  • The Horwath Siblings

    Trying to recreate earlier photo. Taken on bottling day 2018.

April 9, 2018 Bottling Day At Horwath Cellars!

The following pictures illustrate all of us working our asses off as we bottled 356 individual bottles of

 J Leonard Old Vine Zinfandel.  

Brother Rick - Head Winemaker

Brother-in-law Ken

Joan and Sheryle corking

Brother-in-law Bob heat shrinking foil tops

Ian McNeil long time friend from Concord foiling

Kathy’s beautiful table set for lunch to feed all of us laborers

Mick opening the first bottle of our just bottled Old Vine Zin

Rick taking the first taste of our newly bottled wine. Verdict: fruit forward, bold and delicious!