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American Winemaker Video Series: Ehren Jordan

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Celebrated for a career that has traversed varieties and styles, appellations and countries, Ehren Jordan is a high-wire act. He has deftly tightroped between power and elegance, always quietly testifying to the unshakeable tenets of great wine: it is of a place and time, and it cannot be manufactured, only ushered forth. Ehren’s devotion is … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Tegan Passalacqua

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The heritage of California wine unfurls across its benchlands as an encyclopedic array of gnarly old vines. They tell the stories of pioneering immigrants – and, in turn, the stories of their homelands. They quietly stand, many in plain sight, speaking of terroir in a time before appellations. Few winemakers have been as adamant in … Read More

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