When Mike and Kara decided to make a wine of their own, they knew that they wanted to honor the history of the vineyard as well as the efforts of those that made the opportunity possible.
The historic Park Muscatine vineyard on Howell Mountain was chosen in part because
Mike has known this vineyard since his childhood, pruning the vineyard in winter, and harvesting the fruit in the fall.
And with its scant ton per acre production, this vineyard is a gem.
They chose the Retro name to pay hommage to the generational groundwork that's been laid for their endeavor, and with a vision for continuity in the future literally illustrated by the artwork on the label, which came from the hand of their then 11-year-old son, Alex. Alex, now 18, is attending the San Francisco Art Institute.