Prayer Rock Vineyard
Nestled atop the Vineyard's highest point lies a humble Volkswagen bug-sized boulder, sheltered gracefully by a solitary oak tree. Though seemingly ordinary, this rock holds great significance as it serves as the very namesake of the Vineyard and Winery. During the early years, Stephen and his 4-year-old son Walter developed a heartfelt morning tradition of praying to God at this rock, as they looked over the Vineyard and Valley. It was young Walter who would unknowingly inspire the Winery's name one fateful day. That morning, the business at the winery caused Stephen to inadvertently skip their usual tradition of praying at the rock. 'Daddy,' Walter exclaimed as Stephen raced back to the winery, 'we didn't pray at the rock!' Stephen stopped. Turning back, he locked eyes with Walter and was inspired to bestow the title 'Prayer Rock Vineyards' to his new winery.