Life in St. Paul for Elfrieda Meyer, grandmother to Jerry Owen, began more as a "beer" story than one that would one day be honored with a fine wine.
Elfrieda and Henry Zorn met and fell in love in the hop fields of Champoeg. Working alongside one another, they discovered they shared many things; a birth date of May 1st, 1880 included.
Marriage in 1905 began a life together on the Farm. The look of strength and kind resolve that photographs seem to convey is confirmed in the many letters she wrote to her mother and sisters in Oregon City.
Accounts of life with livestock, crops, and household economics are ever present. To the reader's great delight are also accounts of life amongst extended family members; the deftness and humor drawn upon to navigate an age old circumstance are admirable.
Above all Elfreida practiced a fierce yet tender love for Henry and her children. She has been gone decades now, yet is still present on the land and in the walls of the house and hearts of her many descendants.
We memorialize her with the Lady Hill Elfrieda Zorn Cuvée. Strength, resolve, and certainly kindness to the palate are demonstrated in this beautiful Bordeaux blend.