Seth Cripe - LOLA Wines, Ian Flanigan photographer

I told him that I was interested in pursuing a career in wine. He was very nice and gave me a business card, said to keep in touch for when I was old enough to come out and work a harvest with them in Napa Valley.” Cripe took Swanson up on his offer and, at just 17 years old with only $1200 in his pocket, he showed up at Swanson’s doorstep ready to embark on a career in wine. READ MORE