Kelly Family Vineyards - January-February Vol 1 2020

CREATE YOUR OWN ODYSSEY Mythical Adventures Await in the Mediterranean

of Ogygia, home of the nymph Calypso. Historians suspect that Ogygia was Gaudos, now modern-day Gozo, Malta. Gozo is home to the Ġgantija temples, which are older than the Egyptian pyramids. In addition to exploring its archaeological marvels, Gozo’s visitors can also enjoy snorkeling, horseback riding, and other memorable adventures. ITHACA, GREECE If you want to chart your own odyssey, make your final stop Odysseus’ home, the island of Ithaca. Covered in lush greenery and quaint villages, Ithaca is a wonderful place to relax at the end of your trip. Visitors can enjoy their morning coffee by a seaside cafe before lounging on a secluded beach for the rest of the day. It’s no wonder why Odysseus fought so hard to get back to Ithaca! With dozens of other islands to explore, the Mediterranean is the perfect place to plan your own odyssey — minus the mythical monsters, of course.

One of the oldest stories in Western literature is Homer’s “The Odyssey.” This epic poem tells the story of Odysseus and his long journey home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus’ travels were fraught with mythical monsters and magic, many of the places he visited are said to be inspired by real islands in the Mediterranean. Even today, travelers flock to these islands looking for peace, adventure, and epic stories of their own. SICILY, ITALY One of the most popular stories in “The Odyssey” is the tale of Odysseus rescuing his crew from Polyphemus, a man-eating Cyclops. It’s said that Polyphemus made his home on what is now modern-day Sicily. Fortunately, there are no Cyclopes in Sicily today; there are only cultural festivals, world-class golf courses, and delicious food. GOZO, MALTA While Odysseus’ journey was perilous, he did enjoy one peaceful stop. Odysseus spent seven years on the mythical island

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At Kelly Family Vineyards, we believe in the power of family. Like any team, a family is stronger in numbers, which is why we’d like to offer you the opportunity to join Kelly Family Vineyards as an official Family Partner.

wine releases, year-round access to the Kelly Family Vineyards picnic area, Kelly Family Vineyards logo gear, and more. For those of you in the wine business, your membership may be tax deductible, as would your travels to the Napa Valley when you decide to come out and visit us. Kelly Family Partners are an elite group with a passion for exceptional wine. If you’d like to be a member of our proud club, get in touch to inquire about the full details or go to KellyFamilyVineyards.com to sign up.

For those wine enthusiasts seeking a high level of prestige, our Family Partners receive many perks, including access to exclusive bottlings and an invitation to our Kelly Family reunions and other vineyard events. At these events, you’ll meet many business owners, learn all about wine and winemaking, and of course, eat great food and drink exceptional wine while soaking in the beauty of Napa Valley.

Partners also enjoy other special benefits, including access to limited

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