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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: Doug Tunnell

American Winemaker Video Series: Doug Tunnell

Winemaking is first a dialogue – it begins between winemaker and nature, as he navigates the idiosyncrasies of his fields and cellar. And each bottle tells a story, of its earthly origins, of its winemaker’s hand. Doug Tunnell, however, first honed his storytelling craft in an altogether different space: as a foreign correspondent for CBS. … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Cathy Corison

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It is impossible to tell the story of Skurnik Wines without uttering the name Cathy Corison. The first Napa Cabernet in our portfolio, Cathy’s wine has been – for thirty years – an unwavering testament to the power of restraint, elegance, and purity. “There was this wine in me that needed to get out,” Cathy … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Randall Grahm

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In loving wine, you soon learn this universe has no center. Wine is this great confluence of history and innovation – a snapshot of ancient geologic moments, a bottling of a time and place,  and a canvas for daring risks in the vineyard and cellar. In truth, making wine, serving it, or drinking it often … Read More