A brilliant blue, my first thought was that it was going to be too sweet. The sweet and sour however gave it the just needed balance. It was a great partner to their house made hummus and pita chips with Kalamata olives with an olive oil drizzle.
All went well for several years until the winemaker who was leasing announced he was soon leaving. After months of looking for a new leasee and also searching her own mind and heart, Terri went to work in January 2006 at a new career – winery owner. As you might expect from a resourceful savvy businesswoman, she knew it would take a top-notch team for Keyways to remain in business.
There they sat as if atop a cake – a beautiful bride and groom fully dressed for their nuptials. It turns out that the couple had been married at Ponte two weeks earlier and returned with their entire wedding party to stomp into wedded bliss. And yes, the bride was a crusher in her gorgeous wedding dress. This I had to see.
When they decided to locate the winery on De Portola Road, more than a few eyebrows were raised. There were only two other wineries on the road at the time: Keyways and Filsinger. Keyways was open only occasionally; Filsinger was open on weekends only. Several owners of wineries on Rancho California Road told them they were making a big mistake. They honestly wondered if they were making a mistake themselves.
"We just had this faith that everything was going to be good over the years and it was." They developed a fantastic following. "In the early days Audrey could sit down in the tasting room and read an entire book and if five people would come, that would be a pretty good day."