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. We spent three years in the Sydney suburbs before returning to California.  In twenty years we had moved about 13 times around the U.S. In early 2017, we took 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.