LUNCH!!! After some sipping!
Driving through the vinyards is relaxing... We can hear the future wine talk to us
We miss Shelly and Trinket but we now have new friends...
Never and we can do it before lunch
Mother's Day was yesterday and we get to see some of the remains....
Hurry up! I am hungary
The flowers were magnificent
To the 22nd century
We need to try their restaurant sometime
We have arrived
Did You Know? - In 1981, Callaway Winery and Vineyard was purchased by Hiram Walker and Sons for $14 million, leaving Ely Callaway with a $9 million profit. Retired for a second time, he was playing a lot of golf when he discovered Hickory Stick clubs in a Palm Springs area golf shop.
The old fashioned-looking, wooden clubs looked similar to those he had played with as a youth. However, these clubs were unique; they had a hollowed wooden shaft that was filled with a steel rod for strength and consistency.
Hickory Stick, then owned by Richard Parente, Dick De La Cruz and Tony Manzoni, was looking for investors, and Ely Callaway was looking for a third career.
In 1982 he purchased half ownership of Hickory Stick USA for $400,000, it soon became Callaway Hickory Stick USA and by 1984 Ely Callaway purchased the company in full, and it became Callaway Golf – his third and most successful business venture.
The company made him an icon for entrepreneurs and great big name in the game of golf, thanks to the company's Big Bertha Driver.
Hope they have enough glasses for us!
Very modern looking building
Grounds outside for parties
Vinyards are well taken care of
The pawn shop is also located on the grounds
We are ready to taste
Out next target lies across the road
Thornton is a large facility
It was warm but not too bad
We love the bottle on the left....
Look at the bottom-center picture
Could be a Donna look-alike
We are ready to go....
"Do we have to go home?"
"No.... Let's stay!"