For the last 34 years Ed has owned and operated a CPA firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time he was exposed to clients that engaged in the wine and farming business and over the years decided that it was an industry he seemed to enjoy. In 1974 Ed purchased his first piece of property in Calaveras County and has owned property there continuously since. When he began looking for the perfect vineyard site he knew that the Murphys area would be his first choice. With its long history of wine producing and wonderful climate Ed feels very fortunate to have found 70 acres close to town that is now called Indian Rock Vineyards. Although still operating his CPA firm, Ed is very involved with the day to day operations of the winery.