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Tim Mondavi

Tim Mondavi is the winegrower and partner of Continuum Estate, founded in 2005 with his sister Marcia Mondavi Borger and late father Robert.… Read Interview

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman has been making wine for almost 30 years, currently as Chief Winemaker at Penley Estate in Coonawarra, Australia, as well as for her own brands Goodman and Nikkal in Victoria. She was awarded the 2018 Australian Women in Wine ‘Winemaker of the Year’. … Read Interview

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David Howell

David Howell is a retired research geologist who spent 30 years with the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 1990, when he collaborated with fellow geologist and friend Jonathan Swinchatt on the video Earth Nectar, the Wines of Napa Valley and… Read Interview

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Carole Meredith

Carole Meredith was a professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California at Davis. She conducted ground-breaking research in grape genetics, using DNA typing to discover the origins of some of the greatest old wine varieties, including cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, syrah, and zinfandel. … Read Interview

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Geneviève Janssens

Geneviève Janssens is Chief Winemaker at Robert Mondavi Winery as well as the winemaker and co-owner, with her husband Luc, of Portfolio Limited Edition. … Read Interview

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Bret Lopez

Bret Lopez became a professional photographer at age fifteen. At age sixteen, a staff assignment with Contemporary Records led to portraits of jazz greats Ray Brown, Ornette Coleman, Art Pepper, Chick Corea and many others. In 2003, Bret moved to the family retreat and vineyard estate left to him by his late grandfather, Hollywood producer J.J. Cohn’s. In 2013, with his wife and creative partner, Mimi DeBlasio, Bret launched Scarecrow , one of the top wines of the Napa Valley. … Read Interview

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Jeff Gargiulo

Jeff Gargiulo is the founder of Gargiulo Vineyards, one of the top small producers of cabernet sauvignon in Oakville, in the Napa Valley. He was CEO of his family’s tomato business, Gargiulo Inc. and is now co-owner of Greenleaf SF, a purveyor of organic, locally grown produce in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff and his wife Valerie are founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival in Naples, Florida.… Read Interview

Eugenia Keegan

Eugenia Keegan is General Manager of Jackson Family Wines’s fast-growing Oregon winery portfolio in the Willamette Valley. Actively civic-minded, Keegan is the chair emerita of the board of directors of the Oregon Wine Board, and serves on the boards of the Oregon Winegrowers Association and the Willamette Valley Wineries Association.… Read Interview

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Stephen Henschke

In honor of Australia Day, January 26, we bring you our interview with fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Carl Henschke. We sat down with Stephen last October, so our interview means all the more to us now as we’ve learned that several of his vineyards and the majority of the upcoming vintage were destroyed in the ongoing bush fires.… Read Interview

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Pam Starr

Pam Starr established Crocker & Starr in 1997 with Charlie Crocker, great grandson of Charles Crocker, founder of the Central Pacific Railroad. Starr partnered with the San Francisco businessman to resurrect the 100-year-old vineyard he purchased in 1971. The winery’s 100-acre estate vineyard in St. Helena sits on land that has grown grapes since the 1870s… Read Interview

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Philippe Bascaules

Philippe Bascaules began his career at the legendary Château Margaux, one of France’s five First Growth Bordeaux estates…… Read Interview

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John Caldwell

John Caldwell, founder and owner of Caldwell Vineyards in the Coombsville district of Napa Valley, was one of the first vintners to realize Coombsville’s potential for fine wine. He was at the forefront working with the French regulatory agency ENTAV (Établissement National Technique pour ‘Amélioration de la Viticulture) to import French clones into America.… Read Interview