This blog is about the goings on at the small three acre Il Masin vineyard planted by my mother and father, Richard and Meave Leakey at their home on the edge of the Rift Valley in Kenya. Together we produce two wines, a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay, from our vines which are planted along rocky terraces cut into the west facing hill side. Its success is perhaps due to the volcanic soils, high altitude (6100 feet) with cold misty nights and hot afternoons on the west facing slopes. We are not a commercial vineyard.