Category Archives: winery

A visit to Ridge Vineyards

Last Tuesday I visited Paul Draper from Ridge vineyards. You probably heard of the Judgment of Paris in 1976 which, according to many, put California on the wine map? Paul Draper had one of his wines at this event: the Monte Bello … Continue reading

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A visit to Dashe Cellars

A few days ago I visited Michael Dashe from Dashe Cellars. We had plans to have the interview in the middle of their wonderful Louvau vineyard in Dry Creek, but unfortunately, it was raining by the time we got there. … Continue reading

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A visit to Coturri Winery

Last weekend I visited Tony Coturri from Coturri Winery, in Glen Ellen, just East of Santa Rosa. Two minutes after my arrival on top of his hill, I had a glass in hand and I was tasting a handful of … Continue reading

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A visit to Edmunds St John

We recently paid a visit to Steve Edmunds at his home in Berkeley. A lot of people had been telling us how Steve was an inspiration to a lot of natural wine makers. So we decided it was time to … Continue reading

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A visit to Old World Winery

Before Christmas, I visited Darek Trowbridge at Old World Winery in Fulton, next to Santa Rosa in the Russian River Valley AVA. Despite the capricious, cloudy and rainy weather, I had a good time discussing with an easy-going winemaker who … Continue reading

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A visit to Littorai

Before Christmas I paid a visit to one of the greats from the California winemaking community. Indeed, in the course of our project, we got to know Ted Lemon as a highly-respected winemaker who has been making a wine of terroir … Continue reading

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A visit to La Clarine Farm

Last week I teamed up with Cory Cartwright (a fellow natural wine aficionado who is about to launch his wine import business in Oakland). We drove all the way to the Sierra Foothills, 3 hours northeast of San Francisco, to … Continue reading

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