Jet aircraft played a crucial role at AVV

While he was Chairman of the Garrett Corporation, Harry and Maggie traveled the world and visited many of the great wine regions.  Those trips convinced them that the Alexander Valley had the same potential.  When Pacific Southwest Airlines dropped their fares from $35 to $11.49, flying from Southern California for the family of six became affordable and Harry decided that making a purchase in Sonoma County was possible.  He later wrote:  “If it hadn’t been for that I don’t think I would have bothered.  Of course the travel was the least expensive thing.”