Over the past couple of weeks, I have been busy archiving and assembling the pieces to a very extensive, permanent timeline display for our Rincon Room. (Will be ready by September). I have been digging in the basement, rummaging through closets and emptying cupboards in search of forgotten piles of newspaper clippings and old photographs. What I didn’t anticipate, was how much fun it would be to stumble across so many keepsakes of milestone events, both for the Talley Family and the winery.
I’m pretty sentimental, so my favorite part has been going through all the old pictures. Much like how you think your parents didn’t exist before you did- that’s kinda how it was for me and Talley Vineyards. Hard to imagine that Talley had already been up and running for over 20 years before I started here, 6 years ago. Now I have a more complete view and appreciation for their history as wine industry pioneers in the area.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite pictures.
|Don and Rosemary Talley in front of the Adobe in the early 1990’s.|
|Don Talley mid-punch down from one of our first harvests, circa 1986 or 87|
|Brian and Johnine Talley at the first San Luis Obispo Vintner’s festival in 1994|
|Tasting Room being built in 2002|