"I can't remember the first wine I ever had, but I'll never forget the first time I saw the fire breathing dragon that inspired our package design.


"My father's San Francisco architectural office was also the West Coast office of Frank Lloyd Wright for more than twenty years. My father gave the original dragon sculpture to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in 1959. It is still on prominent display at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. I took the photograph to the left when I was twelve.


"The dragon was originally intended to be a fountain, but Mrs. Wright had the dragon fitted with a propane tank so it could breathe fire.


"I created our current package, featuring a stylized dragon, as a tribute to my father, Aaron G. Green. I think he would have loved it."


-- Allan Green