In 1984, Frank and partner Gray Hartley partnered to produce Hitching Post Wines, with a focus on Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. Both the restaurant and the winery received widespread international attention since they were featured in the Academy Award® winning film Sideways in 2004 which impacted both businesses. Today the winery has 1200 barrels and makes about 17,000 cases a year. “When we started to make wine I had one purpose,” says Frank. “To get good wine on my family restaurant’s table – wine that I produced. Doing the food and wine is all I ever wanted to do, and it’s still all I ever really want to do.” Join Frank and his wife Jami Ostini on this special wine cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, visiting Switzerland, French Alsace, Germany and Luxembourg.