"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."    ~Groucho Marx (from Animal Crackers)

This is kind of how we feel about having a winery sometimes, how or why we did it, despite the amount of work and money you put into the damn things... we'll never know.

But, we do know that you can't loose your sense of humor, so we thought it'd be fun to have a Pinot Joke page. Enjoy!

        ~Mark

"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the Pinot Noir I drink I feel shame. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams . If I didn't drink this Pinot Noir, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this Pinot and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." ~ Jack Handy

As explained by Cliff Clavin, of Cheers. One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. Here's how it went: "Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of wine eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few glasses of Pinot Noir."

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. " ~Frank Sinatra

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.

A wealthy playboy met a beautiful young woman in an exclusive lounge. He took her to his lavish apartment where he soon discovered she was not a tramp, but was well groomed and apparently very intelligent. Hoping to get her into bed; he began showing her his collection of expensive paintings, first editions by famous authors and offered her a glass of wine. He asked whether she preferred Port or Pinot Noir and she said, "Oh, Pinot Noir by all means. To me it's the nectar of the gods. Just looking at it in a crystal-clear decanter fills me with a glorious sense of anticipation. When the stopper is removed and the gorgeous liquid is poured into my glass, I inhale the enchanting aroma and I'm lifted on the wings of ecstasy. It seems as though I'm about to drink a magic potion and my whole being begins to glow. The sound of a thousand violins being softly played fills my ears and I'm transported into another world. On the other hand, Port makes me fart."