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Grass Valley Jube Lovers & Winery


DoomsDave

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Kim's response to a post under the stock market thread inspired this. (You woke up some old memories, Kim!)

A while back, a religious sect had a winery up in Grass Valley, and they wanted to adorn the grounds with Jubes. They also made a good sweet white wine, which they offered to trade for the Jubes. If you didn't want the wine they paid cash.

They bought A LOT of Jubes, of all sizes, up to big ones. They gave me a nice bit of cash for mine.

What ever happened to them? Anyone know?

Joobie-Doobey doo, doo doo doo dee dah . . .

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Dave,

You might be thinking about the Fellowship of Friends. Does that sound familiar?

John Case

Brentwood CA

Owner and curator of Hana Keu Garden

USDA Zone 9b more or less, Sunset Zone 14 in winter 9 in summer

"Its always exciting the first time you save the world. Its a real thrill!"

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Last I heard they had their purple shrouds and roll of quarters ready.

Rock Ridge Ranch

South Escondido

5 miles ENE Rancho Bernardo

33.06N 117W, Elevation 971 Feet

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Dave,

You might be thinking about the Fellowship of Friends. Does that sound familiar?

Yep, that's them.

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After I sold almost all of my jubes at the time to them, someone told me that the Fellowship of Friends was a religious group that worshipped the Jubes or something like that. Not everyone was enamored of their acquisition of Jubes for that purpose, if that's what it was.

I can think of worse things to worship than Jubes . . .

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Lots of negatives in this cult...the leader has been accused of taking sexual advances on his followers, stealing, etc.....a true cult IMHO. But he has not been convicted of anything because under the rules'A church is a church', according to the IRS and very little effort is taken to investigate.....lots of stuff on the web...

John Case

Brentwood CA

Owner and curator of Hana Keu Garden

USDA Zone 9b more or less, Sunset Zone 14 in winter 9 in summer

"Its always exciting the first time you save the world. Its a real thrill!"

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Beep, they sure sound like a cult, all right.

But, they had a bit of style, at least. That white wine (they gave me a few bottles) was good; Riesling, if I recall. Nice, crisp, sweet with a bite. Perfect with some white beans and some salmon.

http://www.rickross....e/fof/fof5.html

"Oregon House, Calif.--Deep in the Sierra foothills, at the end of a twisting road, lies Apollo--an oasis of high culture in the outback. A mock French chateau houses a museum and library stuffed with rare art and books. A vineyard on terraced hillsides produces award-winning wines.

"Apollo is the worldwide headquarters of the Fellowship of Friends, whose 2,000 cerebral members believe that keen self-awareness, a positive outlook and immersion in life's finest things--from Baccarat crystal to Johann Sebastian Bach--offer a path to higher consciousness."

"They have been led on this journey for 25 years by Robert Earl Burton, a former schoolteacher who has guided everything from when his followers bear children to what sort of shoes they wear. Burton tells members he speaks with 44 angels who watch over his flock--among them Abraham Lincoln, Plato and Jesus Christ--believers say. Burton also has predicted that Apollo will be the lone surviving outpost after a global nuclear holocaust in 2006."

"Disillusioned former members say the fellowship is more than just another California curiosity. A growing number of them--as well as some academics--call it a cult that entraps its mostly well-educated members with a false promise of spiritual evolution. A recently ended lawsuit and accounts from ex-members echo that claim and add another: Burton, they say, has for years seduced young males in the group."

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR FULL STORY

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They're not too far from here.

Nice palm trees. In part due to their success and others in northern California I've planted a few Jubaea here.

I'll leave it at that.

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The wines are remarkably good. It's well worth a wine-tasting visit (by appointment). You get a glimpse of the incredible palm collection in the process.

Jason Dewees

Inner Sunset District

San Francisco, California

Sunset zone 17

USDA zone 10a

21 inches / 530mm annual rainfall, mostly October to April

Humidity averages 60 to 85 percent year-round.

Summer: 67F/55F | 19C/12C

Winter: 56F/44F | 13C/6C

40-year extremes: 96F/26F | 35.5C/-3.8C

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That's not wine it's human blooooddddddd!!! Oh wait, what, I'm being told that it's just wine. My bad.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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That's not wine it's human blooooddddddd!!! Oh wait, what, I'm being told that it's just wine. My bad.

until its transmogrified, at least.....:)

John Case

Brentwood CA

Owner and curator of Hana Keu Garden

USDA Zone 9b more or less, Sunset Zone 14 in winter 9 in summer

"Its always exciting the first time you save the world. Its a real thrill!"

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Could they be growing the jubeas in the hopes of making palm wine in the future?

The article you posted Dave states that Burton forces them all to wear the same shoes. sound familiar? Nike Cortez?

Grant
Long Beach, CA

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Grass out the, er, tail . . .

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