Join us for a discussion of winemaking, managing a vineyard, travel, food, and wine.
Darnell Strom, Luna de Miel Vineyard & Wines
Darnell Strom is a private vineyard owner from California. We speak about his wines, his former life in politics, and now working as an agent in the entertainment industry. We discuss the parallels between wine, politics and entertainment and how a honeymoon trip to The Vines let to the purchase of a vineyard and the creation of his wines named “Luna de Miel” – honeymoon in Spanish.
Carol & Wayne Tamarelli, Tamarelli Vineyards
Carol & Wayne Tamarelli are private vineyard owners from New Jersey who have become great friends of ours over the years. They are truly great adventurers, traveling literally all over the world. In fact, they found The Vines on one of their many trips to Antarctica. We talk about travel, their 53 years of marriage and their philosophy on winemaking. Their wines are available at tamarellivineyards.com
Perry Boyle, Ring's End Wines
This week we speak with Perry Boyle, who planted his vineyard in 2011 and has made three vintages of wine — but is unique in that he is our only private vineyard owner that has never visited the property!
Cody Milch, Vineyard Owner from NY
This week we speak with Cody Milch, one of our youngest, most passionate and most knowledgeable private vineyard owners. Among other ideas, Cody offers some great tips on how you can drink like the pro sommeliers around the world and thoughts on the trend of natural wines.
Mariana Onofri, Zenith Nadir, Alma Gemela Wines & The Vines of Mendoza
This week we talk with Mariana Onofri, a private vineyard owner who is also the amazing wine director of The Vines, guiding all of our owners through the winemaking and blending process. Mariana talks about her philosophy on winemaking and how it has developed by working with our diverse group of owners. She also shares stories about the wine she makes and sells, two wonderful white blends.
James Codling, Carmelita Wines
James Codling shares his experiences selling his Carmelita wine with his wife Nikki, including developing the name and marketing strategies for their wine, and getting 18 international awards so far. James offers some advice for owners interested in running their vineyard as a business and some travel tips for wine lovers traveling to Asia.