Daryn was born and raised in North Pole, Alaska. His survival skills are out of control. If it flies, he'll shoot it. If it walks, he'll trap it.
Tony is a fourth generation Sonoman on both sides of his family. Needless to say, the fertile soil which grows the grapes, is in his blood.
Jason grew up on the beaches of Jacksonville, Florida. His understanding of food is ridiculous. He only enjoys the finer things in life.
As the legend has been told; The amazing friendship between Daryn, Jason, and Tony had begun after fate had brought them together. The odds of three guys coming from different corners of the United States and realizing their passion for really good wine caused an immediate bond that remains impossible to break. And so, the story goes.
It all started on a lucky day in April 2006. A week before the three had come together for the first time, each of them were sitting at home with friends and family, patiently waiting for the phone to ring from a team saying that they were going to be drafted. A childhood dream for most, playing football at the highest level and chasing everlasting glory. Little did they know, the same team was planning to take three offensive lineman that year. There was a major need to bring in youth and energy to protect a legendary quarterback. Each of them received that call. And each packed their bags, and set out on a journey that would change their lives forever.
Not long after the phone call came in, the three were on their way to join their new team. A new brotherhood, a new city, a new home. Many get lost in the fortune and fame that goes along with playing in the league. Fast cars, nice clothes, and beautiful women. Some forget where they came from, some are trying to put their past behind them. Even within the walls of this new exclusive club, everyone still came from all walks of life. Yet somehow, someway, when the Daryn, Jason and Tony finally met for the first time, a friendship was struck. They stuck together. Helping each other. Working hard and playing harder. In the locker room, the offensive lineman had lockers next to each other. Some would say that they like to keep the cows in the same pasture, but the linemen saw it as being able to protect their own. Across the room were the quarterbacks, and linebackers. They're known as the "high socks" for always trying to play cute and fancy and for chasing fame in their sparkling cleats. In return, the linemen were labeled the "Fat Guys". For obvious reasons and also that they are to slow to keep up with the fame.
There was also a difference in the type of lineman. A defensive lineman is known to be fast and athletic. Where Offensive lineman are known for their strength and resilience. As well as being the smartest player on the field. Any true footballer knows that games are won and loss by how well the Offensive line plays. The rest of the players on the field are just to keep the fans entertained.
After entering this new world, each of Daryn, Jason and Tony, scrapped their way to playing most games of their rookie year and every season after. They went against future hall of famers, played in every stadium and on every sports channel. They traveled together, stayed at the finest of hotels and ate at the most exquisite foods from the best restaurants. Always pairing their entree's with superior wine before going on to winning the game the next day. This process needed only to be repeated a handful of times before they started to notice that all of them not only enjoyed wine but were fond of the process of sourcing grapes and making wine. Great wine actually. The type of wine thats unforgettable. Wine that when sipped brings back memories of good times and great travels. Memories with friends and family that were forgotten until the last sip reminded you of a single moment of happiness. A moment of pure emotion. A moment that you never want to lose again. And thus, the Idea of making a wine together to never forget these finer moments became alive. Three Fat Guys was born.
Through their many games, journeys, and tall tales together, they gained a passion for fine delicacies and premium wines. Over the years of playing Professional Football together, the Three Fat Guys Wine label has taken on a different meaning; an everlasting connection to the memories of good times, humbling experiences and astounding victories. Drink every last drop as this wine will be memorable.
"Enjoy our wine. Embrace your rich and vibrant past. And create unforgettable memories for the future. Cheers."
- The THREE FAT GUYS