Fangboner Farms


I had no idea I was living with a celebrity.

Kristal, Roland's daughter, made copies of some old family photos so I could hang them in our hallway.  Great pictures of the kids, Roland as a young dad with a huge afro and moustache, and then this.

Now we all know what happened to Jimmy "JJ" Walker from "Good Times."

Thanks Boone’s Farm Workers

So this morning, I helped Roland harvest the first of our grapes.  He's an old pro at this - he's been making wine for close to 20 years.  I have enjoyed drinking wine for well over 30.  Big difference from making it to drinking it.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.  The grapes are so beautiful and taste wonderful.  Of course when I tasted them, I'm eating profits.  Roland was "Quality Control."  Right.

One thing I found out is that bugs of all kinds, love to live under those vines.  I had on a t-shirt and jeans, covered in OFF and even had one of those little fan/bug spray things hanging off the back of my shirt.  Still got bit.  And met a few of my buddies, the slugs. Ugh.

It made me fully appreciate all the people who worked to give me my first bottle of Boone's Farm wine all those years ago to today.  Picking grapes is hard work that no machine can do.

So here's a picture of my first harvest - the 3 buckets I picked! 


So What's with the name?

So What's with the name?

So I've had quite a few people ask me where we came up with the name Fangboner Farms.  Long old Aguilar family story but it is funny how things do work out.

First of all, think like a 10-year-old boy.  We were heading to Cedar Point one day on the Ohio Turnpike.  Just as you come to the Fremont exit, there is a overpass with the name on it - Fangboner Rd.  So my dear son Alex, 10 at the time, starts to snicker, then giggle, then laugh.  We asked him what was so funny and he said "Fangboner!"  He kept laughing.  Still thinking like a 10-year-old boy?  Get it?  So Alex at some point after that proclaimed that his first child would be named Fangboner Machinegun Aguilar and his nickname would be Boner. 

Alex is now 26 and last I heard, that name is still on the table. . .

So when Roland and I started our business, I wanted a memorable name - thus Fangboner Farms.  

So thanks to the wonderful people who actually live on Fangboner Rd. in Fremont and the silly silly mind of a 10-year-old boy.  An empire is born!