Trust Your Knots, Trust Yourself: Vintage Part III

We made it. It’s over. Well not really but Gerrit and I are peacing to Bali so basically. It’s funny how life works out. Last fall I applied to jobs in Australia for about two weeks and then changed my mind. My plan was to stay and take winemaking classes at the local college, but…

A Year after Graduation, Here’s What I Know

Let’s be honest, college was amazing. Sure it’s full of sleep deprivation and excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine, but if you do it right it’s also full of the most incredible times with your best friends in the world. To some, graduation may seem as tragic as their own funeral. And while it’s true…

As You Wish

If you read my post on my life as the bachelorette, maybe you saw this coming. I joked when I wrote it, but never in a million years thought it would actually happen. That I’d fall for a roommate and he’d fall for me and we’d live happily ever after in this three month harvest…

Everything Hurts and I’m Dying: Vintage Part II

We’re over halfway through with vintage, but since these last few weeks are going to be just as hard as the past few here’s a little check-in. Maybe you’ve guessed it? Everything hurts and I’m dying. I swear minorly injure myself at least five times a day. The bruises are out of control. My hands are…

I Was Exclusive with Myself for Two Years and Regret Nothing

I don’t know about you but some of my best friends are serial daters. Like just broke up with the love of their life, will start seeing someone a few weeks later kind of daters. The kind that go on a first date every night of the week, even if they could use a little…

Welcome to Winery Bootcamp: Vintage Part I

I love my job. Really, I do. Working vintage down under is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Working for Jim Barry after one vintage is like the winery version of basic training. Every day you go into it thinking you’re prepared and every day they find…

My Life as the Bachelorette

Unlike America, down under we have no idea what’s going on with The Bachelor. I have no idea who Corinne is, if anyone truly wants her to win or even the name of the actual bachelor. All I know is living with a bunch of boys right now makes me feel like the bachelorette, and…

Home is Where the Heart Is

While I’ve been keeping in touch with people back home, I started to feel a little homesick this week and realized I hadn’t actually heard anyone’s voice in almost a month. That’s what happens when you can’t always FaceTime or call. It’s not that I’m not happy where I am because believe me, I am,…

The Pre-Harvest Push

“God, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Despite having grown up in Catholic school, I’m not a very religious person. However when it comes to winemaking, this prayer has never been truer. You see as…

An Aussie Life for Me

Walking out of the airport, I quickly realized two things: It was summer. I had no idea where my hostel was or what it was called. Luckily about a second later, a guy my age walked towards me and asked, “Are you Hannah?” Sure enough it was the other intern, Eric, who had picked me…

Bienvenue a 2017

When I pictured my life at 23, it looked nothing like this. In my mind I figured I’d have a nice little apartment in Boston or San Francisco. Work in recruiting or marketing at some top firm. Go to yoga in the mornings and cook dinner with friends in the evenings. And that would be that. Instead, I just wrapped up…

Cross-Country Road Trip Vibes

For those of you who don’t know, I just finished road tripping 3,134 miles from Boston to LA to start my new job in Napa Monday. It was exhausting and exhilarating  and something I think everyone deserves to experience at least once in their life. This little snap shot is just a fraction of what we experienced out…