When eco-friendly and ingenuity meet, you find a winemaker that uses all that nature has to offer to age his favorite wine. A self-proclaimed wandering winemaker, Eric Weisinger discarded the idea of building a wine cellar as being costly and ecologically invasive. Instead, he has been burying his precious vintages in the ground, thousands of miles apart.
Splitting the majority of his time between Rogue Valley and New Zealand, Eric is also an avid traveler. He has traversed the world, hiding bottles on almost every continent, from crawl spaces to woods and even on islands. He marks each dig site with GPS coordinates, and then eventually, sometimes many years later, comes back to hunt his treasure down.
Some would say that this is an adult-only version of the popular geocaching game. In the standard version, players use their GPS to find hidden containers of trinkets. For Weisinger, the prize is far better than trinkets; he is rewarded with an exceptional bottle of wine.
The summer of 2012 may see Eric travel to South America, where he will probably continue his tradition of concealing containers. He will keep this hobby up for as long as he enjoys globetrotting and a nicely aged bottle of wine.