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Dysfunctional Family Winery Launches Online

Dysfunctional Family Winery Launches Online

The launch of Dysfunctional Family Winery: Exclusively for our blog post readers, in time for the winter holidays, Dysfunctional Family Winery announces the launch of our online presence - providing our blog subscribers with the first opportunity to purchase our...

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The smoky grape harvest of Sonoma 2020

The smoky grape harvest of Sonoma 2020

A smoky harvest like no other... Pandemic, wildfires, smoke, and riots. And who can forget the electromagnetic solar pulse that destroyed the electrical grid! While all this mayhem has been going on, the Sonoma wine industry has been grappling with a grape harvest...

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Iconic Sebastiani vineyards returning to glory…

Iconic Sebastiani vineyards returning to glory…

Hydeout Sonoma was selected by one of the arms of the historic Sebastiani wine family to return two iconic vineyards to their former glory. But it almost takes a secret Sonoma decoder ring to explain the vaunted family history, players, vineyards, and wines.

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Dysfunctional Family Winery: Shelter in Place Delivery

Dysfunctional Family Winery: Shelter in Place Delivery

What can a winemaker do to ease the shelter in place burden? Hand deliver wine, of course. Members of our growing 'Dysfunctional Family' wine community receive their bottles of wine, sometimes in a direct handoff, sometimes over the fence. This was in early April 2020...

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Organic vs. Conventional Farming

Organic vs. Conventional Farming

Organic grape and wine farming: Thanks to the support from all of our Hydeout Sonoma vineyard clients, we are a 100% organic farming operation. As the debate continued, I invite you to take an in-depth look at the differences between a conventional vs. organic growing...

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Dysfunctional Family Chickens

Dysfunctional Family Chickens

Here at the Hydeout, we have many projects going on around the property.The latest addition being a chicken coop! Many friends in Sonoma have backyard chicken coops and we thought it would be great to join in on the fun. Raising chickens on property is part of a...

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Tell us about yourself!

What is your role in your Dysfunctional Family?  
Use the examples, or fill in your own:

  • Scapegoat
  • Clown
  • Black Sheep
  • Martyr
  • Hero
  • Troublemaker
  • Enabler
  • Caretaker
  • Mascot
  • Avoider
  • Rebel
  • Strong Arm
  • Saint
  • Pretty One
  • Victim
  • Dictator
  • Confidante
  • Nurturer
  • Truth Teller
  • Cheerleader
  • Mediator
  • Switchboard