- Cris or Lorna Strotz
- Vineyard Address:
- 5321 Enterprise Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442
- Vineyard Management Company:
- La Prenda
Cris & Lorna Strotz purchased the land that would become Pickberry in 1975 from the Raffo family. Our family, living in fog in San Francisco, was searching for a sunny place to take our two children, Whitney, our son, and Kirsten, our daughter. At the time, the land was open pasture, an old plum orchard and blackberry patches. A 3 room house on the property, last used in the 1940’s, had been damaged by curious cows and reclaimed by nature. Our daughter, Kirsten, provides a name -- our first few weekends on the land were spent exploring, camping and most importantly, picking delicious blackberries. About our third weekend, while we were loading our car on a foggy San Francisco morning, our daughter Kirsten, who was 2 1/2 at the time, asked “Are we going back to that Pickberry Place?” The name seemed perfect to the whole family and our place in the country became “Pickberry Place”. Since then our family has grown to include the spouses of both our children and four grandchildren who are the best, ever !
This information can be found on our website, www.pickberryvineyards.com