Life moves fast. In America, it moves really fast!

To organise a trip to the states and visit 5 different cities and coordinate a wine tasting and dinner in each was an effort in itself.

Flying into San Francisco, I collected my travel buddy Brett and a boot full of wine and we took off down highway 101 to Sacramento.

Garry and Bonnie welcomed us to their beautiful house with 5 of their close  wine loving friends.

Our Charlie Jaye Chardonnay was a hit but when our Jack Harrison Shiraz 2012 took to the stage, it blew socks off. Then the big boy stepped up to the plate – our William Frederick Shiraz 2012 and took everyone to another level. I never talk much about this wine as I don’t need to. It speaks for itself… rather, it sings!

Order forms were filled in, the car boot sale was over and the cupboard was left bare. Cigars, watching hockey and games of pool took place, money was won and lost and good friendships were made. We welcomed a couple of new Cousin Members into the Brockenchack family.