“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison
The genius of Mr. Edison was right, however what is not made clear sometimes is how often opportunity knocks with grand offers … but is not always taken advantage of. That advantage is front and center.
In the number one wine region in the world sits a tiny but hugely successful vineyard that has produced multiple medals over the last few years including Double Gold at the prestigious International Wine Competition. The man that made this small but powerful vineyard was Luis Nunez who sadly passed away this past Easter Sunday.
The unique if heartbreaking situation has turned into an opportunity of a lifetime for some fortunate person or persons who don’t miss on this grand offer. The widow of Mr. Nunez, Blanca Trujillo Nunez is making available those award-winning grapes to whoever comes along and simply pays her water bill and a nominal fee for the grapes. That’s it, a simple lease and you have in your hands some of the most remarkable Zinfandel grapes … maybe in the world.
The only reason I use such grandiose verbiage is because these vines are still young in the big scope of things and Mr. Nunez wasn’t always able to have ideal circumstances to produce the wine. This was in part due to his lack of funds and being a newcomer to the garagiste winemaking world. In fact, not every vintage made it, with Luis having to occasionally sell his beauties to other winemakers, who happily used the wine to blend with theirs.
The quarter acre sits on a hill with stunning views overlooking Paso Robles and has an ideal terroir. The land is terraced giving each vine excellent light and wind plus the clay-based soil grows incredible plants. I know because of having a successful garden near his beautiful vineyard and can tell you the composition is as good as it gets.
The situation is unusual and a heck of a story, but regardless, if you’re interested, you can contact me and I can give you Blanca’s contact information.
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson