My name is Eric Tracy, I’m the Founder, Owner, and Tour Guide of Vine View Tours & Transportation located in Napa. I grew up in the Napa Valley wine industry with my family.
My family has farmed vineyards and made wine collectively for a half century. Born in 1979, I spent the first seven years of my life growing up at Honig Vineyards & Winery in Rutherford. My father, Rick, was the original winemaker at Honig and also, the vineyard manager and a general partner. I lived there until my father sold his interest in Honig and we moved to St. Helena where he became the winemaker for Folie a Deux, located at what is now Trinchero Family Estates.
My family continued to live in St Helena, and I graduated from St Helena High School in 1997. In the late 1960s my grandfather, Carl Rose, purchased the Priest Ranch, an approx. 1200 acre property on the eastern mountain range of Napa Valley where our family farmed approx. 100 acres of vineyard which my dad and uncle planted in 1971. My grandfather sold his grapes to local wineries for over 20 years, including Christian Brothers and Prager Port Works before selling the Priest Ranch in 1998. The Priest Ranch was later purchased to become part of what is now Sommerston Estate.
Currently, my father continues to make wine as a consulting winemaker in Napa and Sonoma with over 40 years of wine making and wine industry experience. My local connections, knowledge and insights stem from decades of wine industry experience and living and working in wine country, including 10 years as a chauffeur and wine tour guide.
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