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The Passion Expressed Within the Wine Industry

As we approach the end of another year, now my 6th On The Wine Road, I’d like to reach back to share a version of this previous post. It’s been an extreme pleasure to meet many fascinating personalities in the wine business. This recording highlights those who have expressed their passion about the wine industry. The winery owners, winemakers and growers I have chosen speak eloquently, philosophically, poetically, and often spiritually about wine and vineyards. I’m confident that if you listen it will make the wine you love taste even better. Cheers!

Guests include Greg LaFollette of Alquimista Cellars, Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores, Ulysses Van der Kamp of Van der Kamp Vineyards, Mark Topel of Topel Wines, Jean-Charles Boisset of Boisset Family Estates, the late George Macleod of MacLeod Family Vineyard (who we lost earlier this year), Delia & Janet Viader of Viader Vineyards and Winery, Gary Breen of Campovida, and Randy Ullom of Kendall-Jackson/Jackson Family Wines.

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The Passion Expressed Within the Wine Industry

 

Harvest 2015

On Monday, August 24th, I woke up early, put on my yard-work clothes and headed out to participate in a harvest, a pruning, and grape sorting at a winery. Hear the people and sounds I encountered along the way during this
year’s early harvest. Click the audio player below.

Below you see winemaker Greg LaFollette at the sorting table; me after a long morning of sorting in the vineyard, pruning, sanitizing two large fermentation tanks, stacking a pallet of 56 cases of wine, and sorting incoming grapes (I loved it); A bleary-eyed Greg and Michelle Renee Mozell, who joined me that morning; Ken and Melissa Moholt-Siebert who own Ancient Oak Cellars and the Siebert Ranch who’s grapes we sorted at Owl Ridge Winery; and the view from the DuNah Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast wine region.

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