Things aren’t always as they seem. Like that nice fella at the farmers market, offering you a taste of some delicious Sonoma Valley wines. He seems like a regular guy… maybe a wine country native, living the California dream? That would be as far off as you can get!
This guy is Ken Fuhr, a New York transplant with a resume´ in network news that spans several decades. During those years, the only thing that has ever separated him from the ultimate who’s-who list of Presidents, world leaders and A-list celebs is a camera. Ken is considered a primary cameraman for all of the CBS, NBC and ABC news magazine shows and much, much more. However, regardless of whether he’s behind a camera in the White House or pouring fine wines for you, his undivided attention and passion for the task at hand will be second to none.
But there’s another major player in this story. She’s Elizabeth Miller, CSW, CSS, Director of Consumer Sales, Hospitality & Wine Club for renowned Dutton Estate Winery. Oh, she is also Ken’s wife and (technically) supervises his volunteer gig at the Santa Rosa, CA Farmers Market. You see, when the pandemic stopped tasting room wine sales dead in their tracks, Elizabeth and Ken did some serious brainstorming and came up with the idea of schlepping the Dutton wines to the iconic Farmers Market in Santa Rosa in hope of keeping sales churning. If you want to know how it all worked out and sneak a peek into this very special couple’s life and the magical world of Dutton wines, Give a listen. Thank goodness for very special people like Elizabeth, Ken and, of course, six generations of Duttons!
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