We're not going to deceive you for a moment... life in Wine Country is a civilized existence. We can count some of the most influential people in the business as friends, poker and fly-fishing buddies and keepers of secrets about where the proverbial bodies are buried. Our neighborhood restaurants are arguably the finest collection of dining establishments anywhere outside of a major city. The weather allows for almost year-round golf. And we get to taste extensively, travel to the world's greatest wine regions and unearth liquid treasures along the way. In short, we suffer so that others may benefit. It is the path we have chosen.