How did the Mia Bea name originate, you ask?

Well, Dad bought an funky old 17' Marlin tri-hull fishing boat. It looked like something from the Brady Bunch and it was ... lime green (and hideous)! But it was just what he wanted and he worked hard to make it his own; adding a depth finder, pole holders, cup holders and more. But something was still missing. So he took it to town to have some "work" done on it and when brought her home, she was transformed.

On the stern in adorning large red letters it read "Mia Bea."

That once funky old boat was now pretty darn cool and I was suddenly very proud of her.


Pete & Bea Barra

Barra Family Vineyards
Redwood Valley, California

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