Interviews with professional winemakers focused on how they developed their personal aesthetic; what were the mentors, fellow winemakers, great wines and vineyards that shaped their personal style. I also interview some of the innovators that are changing the way we make wine and grow grapes
Season 1, Episode 4: Mia Klein
In this interview with Winemaker Mia Klein, she discusses her winemaking philosophy and her early years at Chappellet, Robert Pepi and Spottswoode as well as her work with consultant Tony Soter. She also delves into the founding of Selene Wines and her current relationships with Cimarossa and Palmaz.
Season 1, Episode 3: A Discussion on Harvesting Decisions with Sam Baron
In this technical update, Sam and Daniel Baron discuss the use of Berry Sensory Analysis and Sugar Loading Curves to make the all important decision of when to harvest.
Season 1, Episode 2: Andy Walker
In this interview with geneticist and grapevine breeder Dr. Andy Walker of UC, Davis' Department of Viticulture and Enology, we discuss his early influences and his current work on nematode resistant rootstocks and powdery mildew resistant winegrape varieties. His knowledge and passion is inspiring and his stories are entertaining and fascinating.
Season 1, Episode 1: Rob Davis
Rob Davis, the winemaker at Jordan Winery in Alexander Valley for 43 years talks about his career and his unique relationship with his legendary mentor André Tchelistcheff.