April 11, 1950: On this day, Kathryn Hall was born. In addition to her decades-long work in the wine industry, she has been a successful businesswoman, lawyer, community activist, and the United States Ambassador to Austria.

April 11, 1962: Terrell Lee “Terry” Hoage was born on this day. He is a former American college and professional football player who spent thirteen seasons as a safety in the National Football League in the 1980s and 1990s. Terry and Jennifer Hoage purchased a vineyard in the Willow Creek AVA of Paso Robles in 2002 and grew it to 26 acres of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and a few white Rhône varieties. Though Jennifer is now the lead winemaker, Justin Smith of Saxum was an early mentor.

Apr 11, 2000: DiVine Tours was founded. The company offers wine tours in significant regions of Italy. The tour guides and specialists are held to a high standard, leading the excursions to be ideal for audiences who want to learn the history of vineyards.

April 11, 2011: Francis Ford Coppola purchased the rights to Inglenook’s name and trademark, reuniting the full property with the brand, and restoring the full estate.

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