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During the Prohibition, Jack and Mutt Cox (Uncles) produced and sold illegal whiskey to many who disagreed with the 18th Amendment. After the Prohibition, Jack and Mutt influenced their little brother Bill Cox (Mike and Rodney's father) to continue making home brew. Over the years, Bill made hard cider and wine for his family.
Rodney enjoyed helping and watching his father make homemade wine, but felt the taste was not satisfying. In 1979, Rodney began making his own, which he perfected over the years. Although, Mike showed no interest in making wine, he encouraged his son Michael to take an interest. Michael, enjoyed "hanging out" with his Uncle Rodney. In 1980, Michael helped Rodney make his first batch of plum wine.
Over the last thirty years, Rodney has been making homemade wine through trial and error. Michael attended a small class offered at the Robert Mondovi Winery in Napa Valley, California. He immediately thought of his Uncle Rodney.
Michael and Rodney made seventeen bottles in 2008 and sixty-nine bottles in 2009. They have been asked by many people to purchase their wine. Because they were not a winery or licensed for business; they could not sell it. Due to its growth in popularity by people who have heard of their unique blend and taste, Mike added a division to an already existing family business.Back to top