Kurtis and his brother Scott make Brandy. Award winning, uniquely fantastic and delicious prickly pear brandy. In their Camarillo, CA. space most gear is hand built and what isn't has been modified or reverse engineered for Birdview's specific needs. I got to spend a morning with Kurtis watching, learning, snapping photos and of course tasting all while listening to him tell the story of Birdview.