Hi, my name is Xan Barnard. Xan is short for Alexandria, in case you are wondering how to pronounce it.

I was born on the East Coast of the U.S. and lived in the mid-West for many years before my Dad’s job took us to gorgeous Carmel, California. Many years later I followed my heart to Australia to be with my now husband, Bob. I spent three years in the Sydney suburbs before returning to California.  Twenty years and ten plus moves in various states later we’ve recently taken the chance to live in a vineyard in Spain to embrace the lifestyle, the culture, the community and of course the food and wine.

I hope to share my experience of this exciting move and our life in this new country with you.