22 episodes

"The Good Stuff” with Sonoma County Winegrowers is Sonoma County’s newest podcast for all things wine, vineyards and farming. Hosted by Virginie Boone and Co-Host Karissa Kruse. Episodes will dive deep into the stories and personalities that make Sonoma County both rich in history and innovative, inviting Sonoma County’s top winemakers, grape growers, chefs, sommeliers and more to dive into topics both serious and fun.

"The Good Stuff‪"‬ Virginie Boone & Karissa Kruse

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

"The Good Stuff” with Sonoma County Winegrowers is Sonoma County’s newest podcast for all things wine, vineyards and farming. Hosted by Virginie Boone and Co-Host Karissa Kruse. Episodes will dive deep into the stories and personalities that make Sonoma County both rich in history and innovative, inviting Sonoma County’s top winemakers, grape growers, chefs, sommeliers and more to dive into topics both serious and fun.

    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 22: AVFilm And Cartograph Wines

    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 22: AVFilm And Cartograph Wines

    In this episode of "The Good Stuff" presented by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, hosts Virginie Boone and Karissa Kruse talk with Kathryn Hecht, Founder and Executive Director of AVFilm, and Alan Baker, AVFilm Board Member and Co-owner of Cartograph Wines. AVFilm began in 2015, when community members founded a local film society with a focus on educational outreach, screenings, and an annual film festival. This year the AVFilm Festival is April 26th through May 5th. Get details online at avfilmpresents.org. Alan is a transplant from Minnesota, moving to California in 2005. Alan has a background in public radio, and loves storytelling in all forms. And finally, Virginie and Karissa share their Tuesday Night wine picks.

    • 40 min
    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 21: Storytellers Will Bucquoy And Bruce Le

    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 21: Storytellers Will Bucquoy And Bruce Le

    In this episode of "The Good Stuff" presented by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, hosts Virginie Boone and Karissa Kruse talk with two visual storytellers, photographer Will Bucquoy and videographer Bruce Le. Both men have chronicled the stories of people in Sonoma County for years. Will Bucquoy is often at Sonoma County Winegrowers events, and he also takes photos of vineyard workers. Their portraits are proudly displayed in the offices at SCW. Bruce Le has been capturing the stories of winegrowers for SCW for years, and especially loved travelling to Washington DC with vineyard workers to tell their story. And finally, Virginie and Karissa share their Tuesday Night wine picks.

    • 40 min
    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 20: Kanzler Vineyards

    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 20: Kanzler Vineyards

    In this episode of "The Good Stuff" presented by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, hosts Virginie Boone and Karissa Kruse talk with Steve and Alex Kanzler, father and son at Kanzler Vineyards. Steve is the founder, and Alex is the winemaker. The Kanzler family purchased their vineyard in 1994, planting 15 acres of wine grapes in 1996. The family supplied grapes to winemakers like Kosta Browne and Lynmar Estate. Alex took on the role of winemaker in 2011. The Kanzlers have a Farm Stay experience on their property and are opening a tasting room this year! And finally, Virginie and Karissa share their Tuesday Night wine picks.

    • 40 min
    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 19: Peay Vineyards

    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 19: Peay Vineyards

    In this episode of "The Good Stuff" presented by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, hosts Virginie Boone and Karissa Kruse talk with Andy Peay, owner of Peay Vineyards. After a few years on Wall Street as a financial analyst, a dinner with Andy’s brother Nick (lamb paired with a cool climate Syrah!) set him on his path into the wine business. Andy worked on harvests, and enrolled in classes. He also spent time working in retail shops. He and Nick were on a quest to find land to grow cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Together, the brothers purchased land on the Sonoma Coast, planting their first grapes in 1998. A family business, Peay Vineyards continues to focus on soil health and fish-friendly farming, as well as delicious wines. And finally, Virginie and Karissa share their Tuesday Night wine picks.

    • 40 min
    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 18: Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience

    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 18: Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience

    In this episode of "The Good Stuff" presented by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, hosts Virginie Boone and Karissa Kruse talk with Steve Dveris, CEO of SD Media and Founder of the Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience, which is happening May 16-19, 2024. This multi-day event celebrates the makers behind the magic! The spotlight is aimed at the region’s makers – farmers, growers, winemakers and chefs – alongside globally recognized wines from the greatest wine regions of the world. The goal of the Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience is to highlight the vibrant culinary diversity, sustainable farming practices and deep connection to the agriculture of Sonoma County as it relates to the rest of the world. Also joining Steve is Chef Duskie Estes, owner of Black Pig Meat Co and Executive Director of Food To Pantry. A major portion of proceeds will benefit the Sonoma County Winegrower’s Sonoma County Fundación de la Voz de los Viñedos, supporting vineyard workers. Learn more and get your tickets by clicking here.
    And finally, Virginie and Karissa share their Tuesday Night wine picks.

    • 40 min
    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 17: J. Rickards Winery

    "The Good Stuff" - Episode 17: J. Rickards Winery

    In this episode of "The Good Stuff" presented by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, hosts Virginie Boone and Karissa Kruse talk with Jim Rickards, owner of J. Rickards Winery, winegrower and SCW Board Member. Jim built his vineyard operation from the ground up, all while working full time as an ICU nurse. He has used environmentally sustainable vineyard practice from Day 1, and he grows some of Sonoma County’s most outstanding crops of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Syrah – just to name a few. Jim shares his philosophy and wines with Virginie and Karissa, including a special pre-release sample of the delicious 2023 Sauvignon Blanc. And finally, Virginie and Karissa share their Tuesday Night wine picks.

    • 40 min

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