Vineyard Fun for Kids

Gabby the Green Grape

There’s something for kids in wine country — just ask Novato’s Kimberly DesJardine. The story of Gabby was inspired by a walk through DesJardine’s hobby vineyard in Healdsburg, where she and her husband (as well as their vintner neighbors) make zinfandel. On this walk, her daughter noticed a green grape in the middle of a purple bunch and commented on how it didn’t want to be like the rest. “It’s really a story of individuality and about being comfortable in your own skin,” says DesJardine. You can find the Gabby the Green Grape book and plush toys in many local winery gift shops.