In this episode we visit the highly awarded Navarro Vineyards, run by a couple of seasoned hippies, and the appealing Balo Vineyards. Winemaker Alex Crangle enlightened us on the winery’s efforts to be thoughtful stewards of the land.


lunch w ted and deborah  Interviewing Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn following a very nice lunch

Balo Vineyards Alex Crangle Chatting with Alex about Balo Vineyards

Travel with me to Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. You’ll learn the valley has a warmer climate to the west and a cooler climate to the east allowing for a wide range of wine varieties to be grown. In this first episode I visit Drew Family Cellars, Handley Cellars, and Husch Vineyards.


jason drew Winemaker Jason Drew

in the vineyard w mila Walking the mountaintop vineyard with Milla Handley

Husch Vineyards -aged wine The aged wine we tasted with Zac Robinson at Husch Vineyards

This legendary winemaker still holds the world record for the most money raised for one bottle of wine at auction. She talks about that experience, her family, and the many clients with whom she continues to work, which includes La Sirena Wines: Heidi Barrett’s Own Winery.

Heidi Barrett glass