We are pleased to announce that “She Said YES!” won the JUSTIN Most Memorable Moments contest! As a prize for having the best story, Jen and Dave Schelling will be joining us for a stay at the JUST Inn, Dinner in Deborah’s Room, couple’s massage, a private barrel tasting, and more!
Tell us about your “Most Memorable JUSTIN Moment”…
We had visited 6 wineries that day but none of them felt right to me, then we found Justin for the first time and I knew this was the place where I would make my move. I saw the white gazebo that looked perfect. Justin was preparing for a wedding that day and for some reason there was a very quiet moment where I needed to act fast. I got down on one knee and asked Jen to marry me. She said “YES” Just-in time because the wedding party was beginning to arrive.
As amazing as that Justin moment was, it was not my “Most Memorable Justin Moment." That moment came 6 years later when we came back to celebrate not only our wedding anniversary but that fact that Jen was cancer free after being treated for stage 3 breast cancer. Almost an entire year of chemo, radiation and multiple surgeries to get through and we were incredibly blessed to make it to the other side. We decided to spend a weekend in the Bordeaux Suite and enjoy the incredibly serene surroundings of the Justin Winery to appreciate the journey we had been through and remember the place where Jen said “YES.”
In addition to this story being an example of the ultimate JUSTIN experience (wine, dinner, and a stay at the inn!), a cancer survival story is a very fitting choice if you know the history of JUSTIN Winery – and Justin Baldwin himself. Justin is also a cancer survivor and founded cancer support community The Wellness Community of the Central Coast, which is one of the charities that JUSTIN Winery supports the most.
Thank you for sharing your incredibly moving story, and Congratulations, Jen and Dave! We look forward to hosting you!