James Cole
May 22, 2023 | James Cole

Lucy the Winery Truck

Lucy the Truck

We would love to introduce you to our gal Lucy. Lucy is our 1945 vintage Chevrolet truck; once a hardworking harvest truck, Lucy has become a symbol of simpler times and a testament to the early days of James Cole Winery.

Lucy was first spotted being driven through the valley with a “For Sale” sign in the rear window, and, having just moved to Napa to begin their new winery venture, James and Colleen just knew that she had to be theirs. Unfortunately after a few closely watched miles, they lost sight of her and the owner and accepted that maybe it wasn’t meant to be.

However, a mere few months later, fate played its mysterious part when James and Colleen spotted her being driven by the same gentlemen yet again. This time, they knew they had to commit and followed her all the way to the owner’s driveway! After hearing a little history of the truck and it’s role as a great companion for the the owner and his family, James and Colleen bought Lucy right there on the spot.

Lucy got her name affectionately from her few shortcomings: her brakes, transmission were a little “loosey-goosey”, however, she was still a reliable workhorse, stepping up for dump and Home Depot runs and hauling supplies to and fro.

Lucy has finally earned her retirement and sits on property as a monument to the early days of James Cole winery. She is a reminder of all the hard work and dedication it took to build our winery; a simpler time when life was all about chasing dreams.

We are proud to have Lucy as part of our history. Come on by the James Cole Tasting Room and see her in person soon.


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