Weekends at the Winery

Join me on this adventure of what it is like to be a winemaker's daughter. Tune in for harvest stories, inside jokes, and the chance to see the behind the scenes view of that beautiful tasting patio and cardinal sunset over the vines.

Join me on this adventure of what it is like to be a winemaker's daughter. Tune in for harvest stories, inside jokes, and the chance to see the behind the scenes view of that beautiful tasting patio and cardinal sunset over the vines.

Cate Lau

Winemaker's Daughter

Contributors

Working at the winery is a full time job, but there are some interesting aspects to getting involved in the family business. Stay tuned for stories about the vineyard pets and sharing my wine across San Diego.

Grant Choy

Operations 

in our vineyard we are always growing: in family, friendships, opportunities, and of course, lots of grapes.

 

Get the behind the scenes look at our winery through the eyes of the Grant James family in our blog, Weekends at the Winery. From perfect weddings to new expansions, follow our journey here.

June 9, 2019

June 8, 2019 - Vineyard Grant James receives four silver medals for reds and whites at local wine competition. This year's results are in for the Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition and our 2018 Viognier Estate Reserve placed silver, it's third award this ye...

May 17, 2019

 We never run out of luck here at Vineyard Grant James. It could be because we have such an amazing team from our customer relations to our winemaker that we don't need to rely on anything but a bit of hard work and passion for the job. Needless to say we do enjoy a da...

April 1, 2019

Ramona, Calif. – March 29, 2019 — The Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA) announced that 10 of its winery members received medals for a total of 22 wines at the annual The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, including, Woof’n Rose Winery’s Estate Cabernet Franc...

January 7, 2019

When deciding on a wedding venue, I was initially reluctant when my mother said I should have it at the vineyard. In my mind, it was still the dirt patch that my family had purchased 10 years ago in the middle of a town I had never dreamed of living in. I had envisione...

October 15, 2017

How do most families react when they hear that their daughter is engaged to be married? Do the mother's ooh and ahh and start planning color schemes? Do the father's tear up when they picture walking their baby girl down the aisle? Well, as a winemaker's daughter, the...

December 29, 2016

When most girls bring a boy home to meet the family the questions go something like, “So young man, what are you studying in school?”...Here at the vineyard...

October 31, 2016

As a potential pre-med UCLA student, I often got the question, “So, do you just want to be a doctor because your parents want you to have a prestigious job?” A legitimate question, as this is one reason a lot of the freshmen around me decided to spend all waking hours...

September 23, 2016

I need to begin this story for you by laying out my three greatest desires as a child. It was Christmas Eve of 1998 and my five year old self had only three present requests in my letter to Santa: a pet, a pool, and a baby sibling. At the time, I believed Santa was mor...

September 22, 2016

It was December of 2012 when the Choy-Sapier family (Mom, Jacques, Grant and I) decided to trade in our San Diego zip codes and easy freeway access in exchange for the small rural town of Ramona, California. We packed up and moved to a 9 acre piece of land, home to a l...

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