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In 1939, Mike’s grandparents purchased 120 acres of farmland at the base of Mount Veeder in Napa. This property remains in the Hendry family today and is now recognized as the Hendry Ranch Vineyard and Winery. Mike spent many of his childhood summers working the tractors, pruning the vines, and learning about the cultivati on of wine grapes and the wine making process.
Molly grew up in Orinda, California and often traveled to Napa with her family to spend ti me on her aunt Denise and uncle Bill (R.W.) Moore’s vineyard. Molly recalls many happy family gatherings at Bill and Denise’s property, exploring with her cousins and barbecuing on the patio.
Shortly after Mike and Molly married in June of 2009 they purchased five tons of grapes from Bill’s vineyard. In September of 2009, they crushed their first vintage of the Mike and Molly Hendry Zinfandel.
Today Mike works as the vineyard manager and director of marketing and sales for Hendry Ranch, and works with Bill Moore at the Moore Vineyard. Molly works as an attorney in downtown Napa, and assists Mike with his responsibilit es at Hendry. They have both contributed much time and energy to the careful producti on of the Mike and Molly Hendry Zinfandel. Mike and Molly also enjoy running, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, gardening, cooking and playing with their yellow lab Jake.