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American Winemaker Video Series: David Ramey

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Few winemakers have been as formative in establishing the modern voice of California wine as David Ramey. He teaches us that a great winemaker is an orchestra conductor – a sedulous student of terroir, a loyal and reverent interpreter of the masterful works of nature. As with many of his peers, David’s trajectory toward a … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Tim Mondavi

American Winemaker Video Series: Tim Mondavi

From up on Pritchard Hill, above the fog line in the Vaca Mountains, east of Napa’s valley floor, Tim Mondavi can tell a story of nearly one hundred years and three generations – now four. Tim’s grandfather, Cesare, an Italian immigrant, first began sourcing grapes in 1919, and made his first wine in Saint Helena … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Fred Merwarth

American Winemaker Video Series: Fred Merwarth

Fred Merwarth reminds us that winemaking is both a reverent glimpse into our past – our heritage and craft – and an unshakeable pursuit of experimentation and progress. Before him, this ethos guided his mentor, Hermann J. Wiemer, in the establishment of the eponymous iconic Finger Lakes winery. In the 1960s, Hermann arrived in the … Read More