On October 2nd, 2013 – Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, co-founder of Caymus Vineyards passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home, surrounded by her family. In 1972, she and her husband Charlie invested their life savings and started a small family owned winery called Caymus Vineyards with their son Chuck, who was 19 years old at the time. Remembering their grandmother so fondly, Chuck Wagner’s four children share their memories…
“My grandma was an amazing lady who was always smiling and loving. I don’t think I saw her get angry once. I remember all the card games we used to play, the great food – especially the split pea soup – and how she was pleased by all the small things in life, a glass of wine and sitting outside. I am blessed to have know her.” ~ Erin Wagner
“My favorite memory of my grandma is eating her famous canned peaches with her. She would always make time for my siblings and/or cousins and I to sit down at her kitchen table and have a bowl of canned peaches and vanilla ice cream. I can still taste them.” ~ Charlie Wagner
“Grandma taught many people the importance of smiling, laughing and letting go of the little things. She made us all btter people in the process. Just hours before her passing, with family by her bedside, I mentioned something funny about my sister Jenny and she burst out laughing. We are honored to carry on her legacy and tell her stories for generations to come.” ~ Joseph Wagner
“Less than a week ago I was sitting outside of Grandma’s house with her soaking up the afternoon sun. It was the perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine. I asked if she wanted some wine and she said, ‘Oh!, well what kind, red or white?” I told her we have some Conundrum (white) and she said, ‘Oh, I LOVE Conundrum!’ I poured her a little glass and she sipped it and sang some songs. It was a wonderful afternoon.” ~ Jenny Wagner
Filmed on December 2, 2010 Lorna sits down at her kitchen table with son Chuck Wagner and her grandchildren Jenny, Joseph & Charlie.