I recently had the opportunity to visit with Stephen Singer at Baker Lane Vineyards in Sebastapol, CA. Stephen and his wife built a stunning modern house in the midst of their working 15 acre farm where they grow olives, and produce Syrah and Pinot Noir. The house, designed by SKA Architects and built by Fairweather Associates, includes Concreteworks fabricated kitchen countertops. We also provided the countertops next to the pizza oven in the outdoor kitchen as well as the Jenner Lounges out by the pool overlooking the vineyards. Touring the farm is truly a special experience. Kicking through the dirt and hearing the stories of the history of the property and the trials of farm life reminded me of a tour I had of a rural farm outside of Torino in Northern Italy. Seeing their meticulous approach to crafting the property including the many solar solutions, erosion management systems, selection of recycled and sustainable materials and organic farming practices was inspiring. The property is also the home of Stephen Singer ,Olio, a olive oil importing venture Stephen started over 10 years ago.