When I asked Jim if he had always had a passion for wine he replied “I grew up as a Nazarene. We were hardly allowed to drink!” He told me he enjoyed growing plants since he was a young man, and that he would take maple seeds and put them in a cardboard milk carton, grow a tree and give it to relatives in Ohio. He owned Hillcrest Trees for 18 years and grew ornamental trees for Southern California and the western states. He became a developer, but never lost his passion for growing and wound up growing ornamental trees for Wynn, Las Vegas.
Tom Plant launched WINEormous in 2009 and is a member of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association. Based in Temecula, California, he offers intimate winery tours for no more than seven people. Tour details and pricing are available at www.temecula-tours.com. Call now to book your Temecula Winery Tour at (951) 907-9701! Ask about special discounts.