Our family has been embedded in the 

hospitality and design/event  business for over 30 years-- Throw in  Tony the Pilot and race car  driver,  Amelia the poet  and we have the perfect mix.... and our blogging dog Misty.


Our son  Chris has been in the hospitality business since age 16 and now owns a wholesale and wine import companyL ibation Project in Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. He showcases wines from the Sonoma Valley area as well wines from around the world. Scribe, Larkmead, Fable and Gail Wines are just  a few of the offerings represented locally by Libation Project.


In the last years, we  have  traveled back and forth from Minnesota by car with our dog Misty (Moonlight)

many times.  Our journey was pioneered by Tony's parents moving to Point Reyes Station in the early 70s.  The romance with Northern California began for our family.

2019 has been a year of yearning.

We have been lucky to have a winemaker living at our property, Dan O'brien. He  has  helped us create our vintages from the  2017 and 2018 Zinfandel that luckily were  picked just be fore the Tubbs Fire.

We also have a vintage to look forward to from 2018 created for Luke Shimp the owner of Red Cow Red Rabbit restaurants in  Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota.

Our family returns to Moongate this spring to reconnect with our vineyard and  wonderful friends in the neighborhood. 


Misty Moonlight Speaks.


Originally built in 1910, our renovated farmhouse now boasts the most modern amenities and  style mixed with with rustic charm and vintage touches.

The original owner was called the "Angel Lady" as she would be the home that welcomed all in the neighborhood. In the summer, dragonflies  soar above the back yard in her honor, a sign of good luck and well being. The full moon is also an amazing sight as it rises in the Valley of the Moon.  Nestled among the vines this home and property is an oasis. The Barn has a full kitchen , bar area, table tennis.

The Sonoma Creek borders the back of the property and boasts 100 year old California Oaks. In the spring we sit under oak trees along side the creek  and  listen to it's music.  

Our farmhouse is available for vacation rental through

Sonoma Valley Escapes.

Moongate Vineyard 2017

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