"Hi Paul, Chris, Derek and...,

I am very excited to share the news with you that our 2007 Estate Cabernet received a 94 point rating from Wine Spectator. The wine was included in their latest Insider edition, and even made the “Hot Wines” list. Also, the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc received a 90 point rating last week! Needless to say, the last ten days have been very exciting in the RP world!

I just wanted to express my gratitude for all of your hard work in the vineyard. The changes that we have been making and the endless pursuit of quality in the vineyard have clearly been paying off. We all realize that (our winemaker) can’t work his magic in the winery if we don’t show up with great fruit to begin with, so you all deserve some of the credit for this fantastic recognition.

Thanks again, and great work!"

- 2010 Letter from Round Pond

"Our business revolves around Fire & Life Safety products and services. Being thus, we are very aware of those businesses which just skate by and those for whom safety is an integral part of how they do business. I personally have worked with both Denise and Maggie to help maintain the high level of Fire Safety and compliance standards for which they have set the bar. They truly take these issues seriously. It is a pleasure to work with them."

Del Schank, IIPresidentBest Fire Equipment918 Enterprise Way, Unit DNapa, CA 94558www.bestfireco.com Posted on December 7, 2011

"Colinas Farming's genuine professionalism and rigorous attention to detail has enabled them to implement a comprehensive safety program, maximizing the safety of their employees and minimizing the cost to their business. They are staffed with a crew of sincere employees who are quick to resolve any issues that may come their way. We have enjoyed our working relationship and hope to continue it long into the future."

Deborah DesuyoDirector of Client ServicesBerkshire Hathaway Homestate CompaniesWorkers Compensation Division
Sylvia LegaspiSenior Claims ProfessionalBerkshire Hathaway Homestate CompaniesWorkers Compensation Division Posted on August 11, 2011

“I have worked with Denise Jackson at Colinas Farming Company for the past four years as their Account Representative at Anthem Blue Cross. Denise cares very much for her employees and is very knowledgeable in benefits and Human Resources. She is quick to resolve issues and advocate for her employees to be sure that claims are processed correctly and that employees understand their benefit programs. It is nice to have Denise as a client that understands the importance of a great benefit plan and encourages her employees to understand and participate in programs that are beneficial. Colinas Farming Company is a valued client and we appreciate all their diligence and professionalism and look forward to working with them for a long time in the future."

Cindy RobinsonAccount RepresentativeAnthem Blue Cross
Posted on April 15, 2011

“I have taken on the role of member advocate for Denise, officially I’m with Anthem as an Employer Service Representative for Colinas Farming Company over the past 2 years. Can’t say enough how appreciative I am that Denise is always prepared and gives me the forms/information that are crucial to get the issue or question taken care of often the same day. I would love it if she was the Anthem HR representative for me, but there could only be one Denise and Colinas is very fortunate to have her.

I thank Denise for all she has done for me and her employees and how easy she makes my job here at Anthem by presenting/having all pertinent info prior to presenting any questions to me.”

Alfredo LlarenaEmployer Service RepresentativeAnthem Blue Cross of California
Posted on March 7, 2011

"I have had an advisory relationship with Denise Jackson for well over a decade now. I have been impressed with her desire to be comprehensive in dealing with personnel issues and to strive for fairness among all parties involved in a given situation. I highly value my business relationship with Colinas Farming Company because of Denise's high ethical standards."

L. George Daniels, IIIExecutive Vice PresidentGDaniels@fels.netFarm Employers Labor Service2300 River Plaza DriveSacramento, CA 95833916-952-9428 - 800-753-9073www.fels.org
Posted on November 1, 2010

"Your efforts in creating a comprehensive and effective injury prevention plan is demonstrated through the dedication of Jose Juan and Aleli and through your interests in continually seeking to add to the program you have developed."

Kathy HerreroSenior Loss Control Services CoordinatorBerkshire Hathaway Homestate CompaniesWorkers Compensation Divisiontel: (415) 430-2928fax: (415) 262-2928email: KHerrero@bhhc.com
Posted on July 21, 2010

"I'm fortunate to have worked with the owners and employees of Colinas Farming Company as the employees benefits broker for many years. I've witnessed the growth and transformation of employees who are mentored, challenged and empowerd to improve their professional and personal lives. Throughout the company employees are encouraged to participate in the benefits program and everyone is treated with the utmost respect and appreciation. Extra time is always taken to identify community resources and creative ways to enrich the lives of all employees. I cannot help but to be inspired by this employer."

Becky McGarvey, Sr. Account ManagerWoodruff-Sawery & Co.88 Rowland Way, Suite 180Novato, CA 94945tel: (415) 878-2478email: bmcgarvey@wsandco.com
Posted on July 15, 2010

"Colinas Farming Company is a unique blend of professionalism and family values. They treat their customers and their staff with the love and attention one would expect to see in a family setting while at the same time delivering their customers cutting-edge services and high-quality farming results. As their insurance broker I've had the privilege of working with them on their safety program for the last 15 years. I have seen the seriousness and great attention to detail that they have shown in developing a first-rate safety program. Undoubtedly the diligence with which they approach safety carries over into everything else they do as well. I've been impressed by their very high profile client list and the longevity of their customer relationships. It is been a pleasure to work with them and witness the growth and success of this truly exceptional company."

Joe E. Burger, Mallory Imrie, and Vasconi Insurance Servies, LLC889 Adams St., Suite CSt. Helena, CA 94574tel: (707) 968-4269fax: (707) 963-4073email: jburger@mivinsurance.com
Posted on July 15, 2010