Thursday, July 2, 2020

July Joy Jumps in Calpella

This morning was a hiking visit to the beautiful Garzini brothers winery ruins. This place has amazing beauty and interesting history. The winery was operating by 1910 and by 1920 when Prohibition was passed, the brothers continued to grow grapes and make bootleg wine and distilled alcohol on the property. They took it by rail or car, well-disguised to San Francisco. They would put the wine in empty storage containers disguised as either gasoline or water and then they would sell the wine to family friends and restaurant owners. One of the brothers named Battista ended up taking his own life on the property in October 1936 because of competition with newly created wineries and a bad growing year.

me trying new jump form

William and Matt giving it a go

family Ehmann showing fine jump style

Lake Mendocino in the morning

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