Winemaker and Owner
I am a native of Pueblo, CO, who spent long hot summers in the Panhandle of Texas. I met my match, Kenny Likitprakong, while at school in Boulder studying voice, photography, South American studies and finally Biology before I decided I better drop out. Kenny was keen to come get me and we moved to SF where we lived in a hallway we called the honeycomb hideout. Romantics from the start, we travelled the world together eating buttered baguettes and drinking cheap, well, anything.
Forced to grow up, I finally majored in Botany at UC Davis and managed the CSA at the student organic farm alongside Kenny who tended the student organic vineyard. I spent the summer and fall cataloging the flora of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then we moved to Santa Cruz where I was a program director at Eco-Farm and Kenny a winemaker at Hallcrest/Organic Wine Works.
Trying not to make life too easy, Kenny decided to make his own wine and the days and nights of figuring out how to sell, navigate, and negotiate began. 14 harvests, 2 girls, Tofu the dog, a winery, and countless wines later I decided to add another dimension to our line-up, i.e. i for Ida and e for Edith and literally as another way to express our family's winemaking life.
Learning from the best, i.e. wines are unforced and allowed to express their place. I find that making wine is like mothering - there is a balance between providing space and time for them to develop all the while lovingly protecting them from harm.
2016 is my 3rd vintage as a winemaker, 10th as a mother, and 20th as a partner.
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