Wednesday, October 6th, 2010...3:30 am
Tragic loss to Kenya’s small wine growing community
At the beginning of August while I was in the north of Kenya, I heard the tragic news that John D’Olier of the Naivasha Vineyards was tragically shot dead in the Masai Mara, celebrating his 60th birthday party with his family and good friends. It is with great sadness that I write this.
Deepest condolences to Ellie and to his children Colm and Anne-Marie who are all working hard to pick up all of Jonnys many projects.
John was such an enthusiast and has helped so many of the wine growing community in so many ways. I have spoken of him often in my previous posts.
It is with hope that they manage to find the culprits and can prevent this from ever happening again.
There are a couple of links to other reports and news of this tragedy here.