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A Podcast from Sonoma, CA featuring experts Brian Casey, Sam Coturri, Bart Hansen & host John Myers. Taking the stuffiness out of wine every Friday!

The Wine Makers on Radio Misfits The Wine Makers

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 148 Ratings

A Podcast from Sonoma, CA featuring experts Brian Casey, Sam Coturri, Bart Hansen & host John Myers. Taking the stuffiness out of wine every Friday!

    The Wine Makers – Sarah Doyle, Wine Writer The Press Democrat

    The Wine Makers – Sarah Doyle, Wine Writer The Press Democrat

    This week on the show we welcome Sarah Doyle. Sarah is the wine writer for our local Sonoma County newspaper the Press Democrat which was first issued in 1897. Sarah is a more recent reporter for the PD but her experience in writing about wine and other elixirs is a great part of her story that we hope you enjoy. When you’re done with the show we want to know what instrument she played, her favorite red varietal and what sort of dogs does she have? Enjoy the show and support your local newspaper, especially if they have wine writers. [EP316]


    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Wine Makers – Lance Cutler or is it Jake Lorenzo?

    The Wine Makers – Lance Cutler or is it Jake Lorenzo?

    Lance Cutler spent fifteen years as winemaker/general manager for the historic Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California. He almost single-handedly brought humor into the fine wine business producing the fabulous Gundlach Bundschu poster series, and the Sonoma Valley Wine Patrol, which masterminded the hijacking of the Napa Wine Train and the kidnapping of Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic Airlines. Then enters Jake Lorenzo, the author, any subject is fair game and Jake pulls no punches. Opinionated, controversial and beloved by cellar rats and winemakers everywhere for speaking the truth, he seamlessly intersperses fictional characters with real people, placing them in unique situations, and weaving the whole mishmash into mesmerizing stories. There is no source from which you will learn more about the inner workings of the wine industry. There is no source that will infuse your learning with more chuckles and outright laughter.


    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Wine Makers – Mark Adams

    The Wine Makers – Mark Adams

    Mark Adams, Ledge Vineyards Musician, farmer, winemaker, and sound engineer on the cult classic Murdercycle.

    We were “lucky” to catch Mark on his roundabout way home to Paso Robles from the Luck Music Festival in Texas. With a little guidance from his friend and neighbor Justin Smith of Saxum, Mark and his wife Ciera are making world class Rhone wines from their own property down the road from the James Berry Vineyard. Find these wines. [Ep314]


    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Wine Makers – Cyril Penn, Editor Wine Business Monthly

    The Wine Makers – Cyril Penn, Editor Wine Business Monthly

    Brian, Sam and John sit down with Cyril Penn, Editor of Wine Business Monthly to talk agriculture, wine trends and  listener questions about up and coming varietals, making wine at home and how the 2023 Vintage is shaping up.  A great conversation ensues.  Cheers! [Ep313]

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Wine Makers – Julien Barrot, Domaine La Barroche

    The Wine Makers – Julien Barrot, Domaine La Barroche

    This week we welcome Julien Barrot from Domaine La Barroche, a property in Châteauneuf-du-Pape that has been making wine since the 14th century. The youngest in the family, he has the strong character of these winemakers who invest themselves in their profession and their appellation. Julien arrived on the estate in 2002, barely 22 years old, fresh from his training in oenology, with a business school diploma in his pocket. With an infinite thirst for learning, he is one of those "committed" generations where curiosity and open-mindedness perfectly complement the respect for the terroir and the know-how passed on by their elders.

    After several vintages and meticulous parcel selection, the estate now owes him its various cuvées with such singular personalities: Julien Barrot, Pure, Fiancée and Liberty.

    16, chemin du Clos
    84230 Chateauneuf du Pape


    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Wine Makers – Dutton Goldfield

    The Wine Makers – Dutton Goldfield

    Dutton Goldfield began as a handshake in a vineyard in 1988 when long-time friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them- to craft wines that express the true nature and personalities of their cool-climate vineyards and which are made to love.  Join the guys as they sit down with Dan this week on the Wine Makers podcast.  Cheers!  [Ep311]


    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

Kent Foulker ,

My favorite Pod

This podcast is the perfect blend of characters, education, entertainment and cleanliness of editing. (Mostly 😂)
I’m a winemaker and winegrower outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Finding value in podcasts that I can use in the Midwest is challenging as we don’t grow vinifera. Listening to Sam and Phil has given me multiple ah-ha moments that I have implemented in my day to day processes which has proven to raise quality and efficiency.
Thanks guys and look forward to many more episodes!

Ema626 ,

My favorite wine podcast…

This has quickly become my favorite wine podcast. I got behind on episodes by a few weeks, due to some traveling, and caught up today. I really enjoy each episode. I’m learning a lot and I keep adding to my list of wines to find and try. Thanks for giving me a bit of Sonoma (and Napa) here on the coast of the Carolinas. I enjoy the show! Thanks!

mvelasco07 ,

A must-listen!

I appreciate the variety of episodes, the engaging conversations, and the insightful content. I truly learn something every time I listen. Thanks so much guys for putting out such a spectacular show - keep up the great work!

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