John's Musings

Many of you will remember the numerous entertaining and informative articles posted on the old website by Oakstone Winery's original owner and founding winemaker, John Smith. He wrote many articles for our local volunteer fire district newspaper, The Pioneer Turnout, and later for the successor publication Three Forks Times. They describe grapegrowing and winemaking in El Dorado County from John's highly opinionated and frequently humorous perspective. We will be featuring many of these articles here, and hope you enjoy them, but please don’t take them too seriously!