Ever since bankruptcy forced the sale of the family business, Michael De Loach has felt as if he was going through an out-of-body experience every time he saw someone order a De Loach wine in a restaurant.De Loach, an early pioneer in California's Russian River Valley, was founded by Michael's father, Cecil, more than a quarter century ago. The name and many of the De Loach vineyards were sold off to satisfy creditors after the winery suffered hard times that the family attributed to rapid expansion.
After a Fire Sale, Now Comes Hook & Ladder
De Loach is still very much around - operated now by the large French wine company Boisset - but the De Loach family hasn't really left the scene. The family was able to keep about 400 acres of vineyard in the Russian R...