After more than a year in the works, the new Vineyard Series labels were unveiled in April. The concept was created by Barry Waitte and Afsoon Razavi, who has been Tamber Bey’s graphic designer for 10 years. Barry felt that the original labels, which were introduced in 2001, were overdue for a complete makeover.
"Jennifer and Barry Waitte are passionate about two things - wine and horses. Just don’t ask them if one takes precedence over the other. The Napa Valley couple have taken part in endurance races for a number of years, competing with the best and often finishing at or near the top of the pack."
Barry and Jennifer Waitte took home gold and silver at the 2016 AERC National Championships, which were held in September at Antelope Island State Park in Utah. Barry won the National Heavyweight Champion - 50 miles on his horse, De La Cruz. Jennifer finished second in the Featherweight division -100 miles, riding M Dash Czoe.
"Only 75 of the 160 equestrians who began the Tevis Cup 100-Miles-One-Day Trail Ride from Truckee to Auburn last weekend were able to finish, thanks largely to temperatures as high as 110 degrees along the Western States Trail. But Yountville’s Jennifer Waitte and her 9-year-old Arabian mare, Czoe, survived the blistering heat in style. "
"For a substantial chunk of his business career, Barry Waitte “played with the big boys” in the worlds of high technology and venture capital. When he wasn’t moving money around or investigating a tech breakthrough, Waitte and his fianceé - now wife - Jennifer, spent days on the backs of Arabian horses...."