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  1. Vardo in the Vineyard: Dreams and Sacrifice, or "Making It" In Wine Country

    Vardo in the Vineyard: Dreams and Sacrifice, or "Making It" In Wine Country

    The cost of living in Sonoma is impossibly high. Many of my friends and colleagues, approach this problem by commuting, getting roommates, or beating a hasty path to the altar. My lifestyle solution was to live alone in an RV trailer, beholden to no one.
  2. Vardo In The Vineyard: Disaster Proof Living, or Insights from a Master Grower

    Vardo In The Vineyard: Disaster Proof Living, or Insights from a Master Grower

    Brown thumbs are downright shameful for someone working in the wine business: I sample the fruit, help crush it into must, and peddle the wine. So why can’t I seem to grow the stuff?
  3. Vardo In The Vineyard: Roots & Wings, or Finding Your Personal Terroir

    Vardo In The Vineyard: Roots & Wings, or Finding Your Personal Terroir

    My airport/vineyard/winery mashup, with its passionate pilots, tinkering mechanics, and creative commotion, is a different sort of place. Somehow, it’s been a fitting (if unlikely) home.
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