156 episodes

Hear about winemakers and owners, as well as brewers, distillers, chefs, trends and more in Napa, Sonoma, and across the globe. I visit my guests in person to delve deep into their stories.

On The Wine Road Podcast Jeff Davis

    • Society & Culture

Hear about winemakers and owners, as well as brewers, distillers, chefs, trends and more in Napa, Sonoma, and across the globe. I visit my guests in person to delve deep into their stories.

    Patrick Davis, SIP - Songwriters in Paradise 2024

    Patrick Davis, SIP - Songwriters in Paradise 2024

    Patrick Davis is returning to Northern California for SIP - Songwriters in Paradise 2024. You may have caught him on my podcast last year, and it’s a real pleasure to catch up with him again to chat about Songwriters in Paradise 2024 in Napa, very soon April 18th-21st, then Healdsburg, Sonoma County  July 23rd – 28 at special wineries in each region.
    Patrick Davis is a talented performer. He's a prolific writer, travels quite a bit, and likes to be so surrounded by his friends. Together they put on a great show with humorous jabs and banter between songs. It’s evident, these Songwriters in Paradise love being part of SIP shows in Napa and Healdsburg. It's one of those Not To Be Missed events. During this interview, Patrick gets into much more detail about Songwriters in Paradise 2024.
    songwritersinparadise.com
    On The Wine Road Podcast is sponsored by Sonoma Clean Power

    • 19 min
    National Women in Wine Day - Marimar Torres of Marimar Estates

    National Women in Wine Day - Marimar Torres of Marimar Estates

    This month we celebrated Women’s History, International Women’s Day was March 8th, and this past Monday, the 25th, it was National Women in Wine Day in the U.S.  So, appropriately, my guest for this episode is an accomplished woman in wine, who also happens to be an international woman. Marimar Torres is a member of Familia Torres, a historic winemaking family in Spain’s Catalonia region. She loves living in California, especially Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, where she presides over Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery as President and CEO. Yet she continues to be a trailblazer and jetsetter. Join us in her home as I honor Marimar for National Women in Wine Day. 
    Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery
    On The Wine Road Podcast is sponsored by Sonoma Clean Power
     

    • 32 min
    Delving Deep into Details with Joe Nielsen of Ram’s Gate Winery

    Delving Deep into Details with Joe Nielsen of Ram’s Gate Winery

    In my 11 years in and around the wine industry, people have often asked me about barrels, yet related to the surface details, like whether a winery uses French oak, or 100% new oak, how many months does the wine age in oak, etcetera. Well, there are so many other details involved with barrel selection and how they can be used, it will make your head spin! So, if your head hasn’t been spun in a while, listen in to my conversation with Joe Nielsen. He’s as smart as he is chill, which allows him to easily change hats from the positions of general manager to winemaker, often several times a day at the south Sonoma winery. Before I get into the barrel discussion, I’ll ask him about a topic that’s new to me, pressure bombs. It’s a technique they use as a means to keep an eye on the health and needs of the vineyard. Yet, as it turns out, the method is not nearly as intense as the name suggests. No explosions occur at Ram’s Gate.
    Find other interviews, wine trivia, and news at OnTheWineRoad.us  
    On The Wine Road Podcast is sponsored by Sonoma Clean Power
    The closing theme is "Coarse Grind," written & produced by Marscott
    Additional music is sourced from Soundscape

    • 32 min
    The Avant-Garde Aviana Wines

    The Avant-Garde Aviana Wines

     
    This brand is what you get when you combine the 4th generation of a historic wine brand (Charles Krug Winery, first established in 1862), with an off-shoot winery that is predominantly owned by women who exhibit the courage and grace of the family’s immigrant matriarch (C Mondavi & Family), and a passion to support nonprofit causes (Equality Now), and blend it all into a wine brand that is enhanced with innovative augmented reality technology.  What's more, the juice is sourced from three European countries to provide a certain je ne sais quoi! It's Aviana. Giovanna Mondavi explains the inspiration and purpose behind this remarkable wine.

    • 30 min
    Null Wines, A New Take on N/A Wine Varietals

    Null Wines, A New Take on N/A Wine Varietals

    As we find ourselves in the period of holiday parties you may be considering how much alcohol you’re consuming. We’re also approaching a month that can be referred to as Dry January, which is supported by an international campaign that promotes a self-imposed break from alcohol. Does that mean wine lovers have to put aside their beloved nectar of the Gods? Not necessarily. A good option will be discussed on today’s episode that takes me into San Francisco. My guest is Catherine Diao, wine lover and co-founder of Null Wines. 
    On The Wine Road Podcast is brought to you by Sonoma Clean Power, offering solutions to help customers save with clean energy. 

    • 28 min
    The Magical Bhutan Wine Company (Classic)

    The Magical Bhutan Wine Company (Classic)

    This Classic episode was recorded in September of 2021 for my radio show, then uploaded as a podcast a year later. If you missed it the first time around, I know you'll enjoy it this time.
    The Kingdom of Bhutan has been referred to as "magical" for quite some time. So I suppose it should come as no surprise that the introduction of vineyards, while in the shadow of the Himalayas, occurred unexpectedly. And like a centuries-old fable, the hero in this tale possessed an unwitting innocence.
    Words that can best describe the project are, adventurous, challenging, and even daunting, but it has the potential to be miraculously rewarding.
    Today I share the tale of the Bhutan Wine Company and its founder, the exceptional Michael Juergens.

    • 42 min

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