Sheldon Haynie
August 5, 2013 | Sheldon Haynie


It seems I am to be perpetually busy, with farming, cellaring and marketing duties. Every now and then its good to pause and reflect on the journey to date. Less than 4 years ago Jane and I had no idea we would be running a winery, doing all this farming and meeting so many great, people. Lightheart Cellars has taken on a life of its own, more stakeholders in part time employees, volunteers and our customers who all have expectations and who help to shape the path. 

As we learn and grow we are doing better, earlier and smarter and the results are evident. Still have some vineyards and varietals to learn as the differences matter, and we are evolving our winemaking style as well. From our first vintage in 2010 to this our fourth upcoming, we've made better wine, by more attention to detail, better equipment and knowing what to look for. 

Our customers have gone from standing in a tent to comfortable seating on the patio, and we aren't done yet, with further improvements planned. 

to quote the Greatful Dead " what a long strange trip its been" and we're still trucking along. 




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