One day back in the early 1980s when few Americans had heard of Edelzwicker, Ted was in Navarro's tasting room and noticed a customer with a German accent sipping Edelzwicker who pronounced the name perfectly. Ted walked over to chat and learned the visitor was Marcus Moller-Racke whose family in Germany had recently purchased Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma. Several months later, Buena Vista Winery released Spiceling
, a white wine blend produced from the Alsatian grape varieties. Ted was flattered. A year passed, perhaps two, and Marcus visited Navarro's tasting room again. Ted, recognizing Marcus, said hello and they chatted for a while until finally Ted asked, “Why didn't you name your white wine blend Edelzwicker?”
This large male bobcat is one of the reasons why our chickens have to be locked in at night. We've seen him several times in different vineyard blocks and we suspect that when he's not hunting chickens he spends most of the time hunting jackrabbits.