While interning at Bella Winery, Paul was gifted some of the best juice in Dry Creek Valley to take home for his first try at winemaking. The day was long and hot and when he finally made it home late that night, Paul left the juice in the kegs sitting in the back of his truck, taking advantage of the classically cool Santa Rosa nights and figuring he'd unload it in the morning.
When Paul and Amanda woke in the morning and went out to unload the wine, they found an empty driveway.
Now if you make wine you know that in the fall, when Crush comes, most everything else in life tends to take a back seat. Things like paying bills perhaps. So while theft was the assumption at first, it turned out that a missed payment (or 3!) had sent Paul's trusty truck into the hands of the Repo Man. After a day full of frantic phone calls, emails faxes and down-to-the-wire miracles, the truck - and the juice - were back in Paul's possession, and Repo Red was born.