Doug Mo, Of Counsel in Eversheds Sutherland’s SALT group, is well known for his deep knowledge of property tax. Today we would also like to share with you his other enterprise, Mo Family Vineyards. Born out of, as Doug puts it, “a 30-year love affair with wine” and a desire to give back (all of the profits go to animal rescue) the family started their vineyard when they moved to the Sonoma Valley in 2006.

Today they produce wine from estate grown grapes, olive oil from their own trees and additional wine varietals from Russian River Valley-sourced grapes.  Our favorite is the Fancy Dog Cabernet Sauvignon, named after Riley, their Border Collie/Labrador mix with a label designed by Doug’s son Benjamin. It is a rich Cabernet that takes on a whole other dimension when paired with chocolate, adding an anise finish (according to this happy taster.)

We congratulate the Mo family for producing terrific wine and supporting a worthy cause. Please view this short video to meet Doug and see their inspiring rescue dogs.