My family tree is a modest, but hard working story of where I come from. A strong group of mentors that taught me to care for everyone like they are family; to respect good people and cherish the time we have together. My fathers’ parents (Blackburn’s) and my mothers’ parents (Pahl’s) were a collection of entertaining characters, that included military men, athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, educators, horse thieves and yes, even Beekeepers. “Beekeeper” resonated with me immediately, as I grew up fascinated with bees, and their majestic service to the earth…. As this wine is a very personal project, I want to honor my family both past and present and I name my wine Beekeeper in their honor and memory. I bottle Beekeeper to continue my dedication to wine, to learn, and share my knowledge and passion with my many friends, clients, and contacts that I will continue to cherish every moment with… may we all enjoy the best in life together and protect the fragile balance in nature.