One of the most vibrant, enthusiastic people in the Washington wine world has passed away in an accident. Andy Perdue, in his excellent article about John, says that John “…suffered a severe head injury during a July 18 tournament at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. A Bellingham radio station reports he tripped over a concrete edging while moving out of the way of a golf cart.”
I was lucky enough to join John in judging a Washington wine competition a few years ago. From his winery and wines’ names (Bad Bunny was his best known wine) to his popular, fun tasting room (great live music), he had a natural knack for creating delicious wines in an upbeat environment.
Life is precious, and John will be missed. A bright light gone.