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Napa Bliss

Napa Bliss

Napa Bliss

STORY BY Mary Katherine Sharman
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Dancing Hare

Napa Bliss

STORY BY Mary Katherine Sharman
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Dancing Hare

Napa Bliss

STORY BY Mary Katherine Sharman
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Dancing Hare
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There are many facets to a great hunt, but good company always rates high. Storytelling among hunters is paramount. We all have entertaining stories and experiences to share. For husband and wife Bob Cook and Paula Brooks of Northern California, both avid upland hunters, their story together centers on a wildly successful venture in American winemaking.

The transition from their previous lives to their present is noteworthy, unique, and fascinating. Today, Paula and Bob live on a mountain in the town of St. Helena in Napa Valley, California. Their current occupation: vintners.

The two founded and own Dancing Hares Vineyard, which released its Dancing Hares 2010 vintage this year, the second vintage harvested, crushed, and bottled at their winery. Also released this year is the Mad Hatter 2010 vintage, a blend of estate wine and other grapes. Their story is as compelling as a bottle of their wine is delicious.

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Napa Bliss

There are many facets to a great hunt, but good company always rates high. Storytelling among hunters is paramount. We all have entertaining stories and experiences to share. For husband and wife Bob Cook and Paula Brooks of Northern California, both avid upland hunters, their story together centers on a wildly successful venture in American winemaking.

The transition from their previous lives to their present is noteworthy, unique, and fascinating. Today, Paula and Bob live on a mountain in the town of St. Helena in Napa Valley, California. Their current occupation: vintners.

The two founded and own Dancing Hares Vineyard, which released its Dancing Hares 2010 vintage this year, the second vintage harvested, crushed, and bottled at their winery. Also released this year is the Mad Hatter 2010 vintage, a blend of estate wine and other grapes. Their story is as compelling as a bottle of their wine is delicious.

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