147 episodes

Inside Winemaking was created to provide direct access to the people in charge of creating world-class wines. Napa Valley winemaker, Jim Duane, hosts interviews with some of the top winemakers in California and beyond. Each episode of Inside Winemaking features a winemaker, grape-grower, or technical wine pro and dives deep into their background and expertise. Wine newbies and expert enophiles will be entertained by winemaking stories and learn more about the growing grapes and making wine.

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane Jim Duane: Winemaker, Grape-grower, and Wine Educator

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 226 Ratings

Inside Winemaking was created to provide direct access to the people in charge of creating world-class wines. Napa Valley winemaker, Jim Duane, hosts interviews with some of the top winemakers in California and beyond. Each episode of Inside Winemaking features a winemaker, grape-grower, or technical wine pro and dives deep into their background and expertise. Wine newbies and expert enophiles will be entertained by winemaking stories and learn more about the growing grapes and making wine.

    Ashley Leonard - Founder and CEO of Innovint

    Ashley Leonard - Founder and CEO of Innovint

    This is a sponsored episode featuring Ashley DuBois Leonard Founder and CEO of Innovint a wine production software company.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nick Gislason - Hanabi Lager

    Nick Gislason - Hanabi Lager

    Nick Gislason - Hanabi Lager This episode features Nick Gislason the founder and brewer of Hanabi Lager, which he brews with his wife and partners in the Napa Valley. Nick works as a winemaker, yet his curiosity for brewing, especially “grain-forward lagers”, was never shelved and has grown into Hanabi Lager Co., a brewery that he designed and built in his spare time. You might learn more about fireworks than winemaking in this conversation. Our conversation covers Nick’s background, how his fascinations with Japanese fireworks and brewing as a teenager inspired the artwork for Hanabi, technical aspects of brewing Pilsner, the search for heirloom barley, and spore-traps for monitoring Powdery Mildew in vineyards.
    Hanabi Lager
    Walter Mahafee - Oregon State University Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
    AL&L Crop Solutions Lab for PCR on Powdery Mildew Spores
    This podcast is sponsored by Sentia. The Sentia hand-held wine analyzer is a portable device for measuring free sulfur dioxide and malic acid in your wine. Using existing technology developed by Universal Biosensors and applied in human health for over 10 years, you can now measure key analytes during your winemaking process in less than a minute.
    Sentia has been developed for cellar personnel who don’t want to spend hours in a lab using traditional techniques or have to wait for results that are sent to an outside lab. In less time, you can test and make adjustments, then move on to the next task. Portability and speed of results are just some of the unique attributes of Sentia. No special skill is required, calibration is automatic, there are minimal or no reagents and it’s cost-effective. Sentia is distributed nationally so for more information or sales in your area, go to universalbiosensors.com/sentia or look for “Sentia wine analyzer” in your browser.
    This podcast is sponsored by Total Wine. When you discover a new favorite bottle of Chardonnay, sparkling wine, or gin at Total Wine & More, you’ll discover a whole lot more. Like the friendly smile of an expert guide ready to help you find that perfect bottle. And the confidence of knowing you just found something special. So, explore the wondrous selection and totally low prices at Total Wine dot com; where you’ll find what you love, and love what you find. Drink responsibly. Be 21.
     
    Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  
    The Inside Winemaking Podcast on iTunes
    And Stitcher Radio Too

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Bertus van Zyl - Belong Wine Co., Tank Garage Winery, and James Cole Winery

    Bertus van Zyl - Belong Wine Co., Tank Garage Winery, and James Cole Winery

    Ep. 140: Bertus van Zyl - Belong Wine Co., Tank Garage Winery, and James Cole Winery

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Megan Brodie - BevZero

    Megan Brodie - BevZero

    This episode features Megan Brodie the Manager of Global Product Development & Winemaking for BevZero, a company that specializes in alcohol removal technologies for wine and other beverages.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Steve Matthiasson - Matthiasson Winery and Premiere Vit

    Steve Matthiasson - Matthiasson Winery and Premiere Vit

    This episode features Steve Matthiason, who has had an outsized role in the North Coast Californian wine industry both as a viticultural consultant and as a winemaker. This episode served as a chance to catch up since we worked together twelve years ago. We talked about Steve and his wife, Jill’s, building of Matthiasson including the wines, brand, and now a winery on the eastern edge of Napa. Of course, no conversation with Steve would be complete without discussions of technical vineyard work including Powdery Mildew spore trapping.
    Matthiasson - Napa Valley
    Root Applied Sciences - Powdery Mildew spore trapping
    This podcast is sponsored by Innovint. Has your winery turned into a complete Excel sheet show?
    Say hello to InnoVint, it’s winemaking software to get you off of spreadsheets and into the modern era. InnoVint was founded and built by winemakers, so they know where your pain points are.
    No matter the size of your winery, InnoVint provides you with instant access to your production records in n the format you need to make quick, informed decisions. Basically, they take the tedious data management stuff off your plate.
    With a desktop and mobile platform, the insights you need are just a few clicks away (even if you’re offline!). Make the right calls at the right time. InnoVint is an approachable solution focused on exactly what winemaking teams need.
    Automate your TTB compliance. Know the true cost of each wine. Improve your cellar workflow, and be more effective than ever before!
    Join the 4,500 winery professionals saving up to 30 hours per week. Schedule a call today on InnoVint.us and don’t forget to mention the Inside Winemaking Podcast.
     
    This podcast is sponsored by Total Wine. When you discover a new favorite bottle of Chardonnay, sparkling wine, or gin at Total Wine & More, you’ll discover a whole lot more. Like the friendly smile of an expert guide ready to help you find that perfect bottle. And the confidence of knowing you just found something special. So, explore the wondrous selection and totally low prices at Total Wine dot com; where you’ll find what you love, and love what you find. Drink responsibly. Be 21.
     
    Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  
    The Inside Winemaking Podcast on iTunes
    And Stitcher Radio Too

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Maya Dalla Valle - Dalla Valle Vineyards

    Maya Dalla Valle - Dalla Valle Vineyards

    This episode features Maya Dalla Valle, who has taken over the helm of viticulture and winemaking at her family's estate in Napa and also developed a new joint venture between Dalle Valle and the Supertuscan estate, Ornellaia.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

MeInAz ,

Can’t thank you enough, Jim.

As a VEN student and aspiring wine maker not living in the major wine regions , this podcast has provided so much information, inspiration and insight into winemaking and viticulture. I love the technique episodes and the discussions with winemakers who go into detail about their own techniques. It is incredible how many different styles and techniques their are in this field and all of them result in amazing wines. I began listening to certain episodes based on the titles but after a handful, I rolled back and started the series from podcast #1. I spend a lot of time each week in the car driving to the winery 3.5 hours away to work in my internship and this is my go to. In addition to the knowledge, I have discovers some GREAT wines I would have never found prior to listening to these winemakers. Funny thing, when interviewing with winemakers for my assignments and for internships, Jim Duane is a known name. Even for winemakers here in Arizona. Yes, we grow and make wine in Arizona. Please accept my praise and review as a huge thank you for doing this for us, Jim. Can’t thank you enough. Cheers!

Asp9999 ,

Great for wine geeks!!

Jim Duane takes a deep enough dive to serve up some meat for even the hungriest wine geek!! I appreciate the opportunity to gain winemaking and grape growing insights while enjoying the conversation. Subscribe and don’t miss out on this one! Cheers!!

Gatorpr ,

Super interesting

Just a fan of wine here and I really enjoy this podcast. It’s technical but still wine lovers can understand most of the conversations. Actually I feel like I’ve learned a bunch more.

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Roman Mars
WaitWhat
Avery Trufelman
Rusty Quill

You Might Also Like

GuildSomm
Levi Dalton
SOMM TV
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine for Normal People
Susie and Peter, Masters of Wine