Meet The Winemakers Podcast

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  • Meet Ross and Jennifer Halleck of Halleck Vineyard September 2, 2021
    In this unedited audio from our interview with Ross Halleck and Jennifer Halleck of Halleck Vineyard we talk about the winery's history, mission and vision for the brand's future. Find the video version of this interview on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TtXDZ6AeWE
  • Viticulturist and Winemaker Lise Asimont talks about her journey to starting Dot Wine April 25, 2021
    Viticulturist first, Lise Asimont left a long-time career in wine to start her own brand, Dot Wine. Years of working for big wine brands including Cakebread and Coppola, and experience building close relationships with small vineyard owners, managers and crews allow Lise to be hands on when sourcing fruit from the most prestigious and sought […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Knights Bridge Winery February 22, 2021
    This week on SIP, Assistant Winemaker Derek Bajeu of Knights Bridge Winery (who stepped in for Winemaker Douglas Danielak due to technical difficulties) talked about the Knights Valley AVA, the Knights Bridge Winery estate vineyards and winemaking philosophy, as well as the wine portfolio. Did you know there are just two (almost!) wineries in the […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A w/ Christi Coors Ficeli of Goosecross Cellars in Napa Valley February 13, 2021
    This week on SIP Virtual Wine Tastings with Winemakers we chatted with Vintner Christi Coors Ficeli of Goosecross Cellars in Napa Valley. We learned about Christi acquiring the winery in 2012 and how she went from the beer to wine industry, the slimmed down wine portfolio, the state of the art indoor/outdoor tasting room and […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Diana Schweiger of Acumen Wine February 6, 2021
    On this week's episode of SIP we talked with Diana Schweiger of Acumen Wine. We learned about the Atlas Peak AVA, the estate vineyards and the 100-point wines. Diana also presented a special limited-time offer for our SIP viewers: an Acumen Wine bundle featuring their Mountainside Red Blend and the 2015 Edcora Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting & Q&A with Peter Spann of Spann Vineyards January 30, 2021
    On this week's SIP Virtual Wine Tasting with Winemakers we met with Peter Spann of Spann Vineyards. Peter talked about his journey from New Jersey to Sonoma, talked about the Bordeaux influence on his wine portfolio, and more. We talked about the Mayacamas Range, starting a winery from scratch, and more. Peter Spann shared a […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting with Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharia of Trotter 1/16 Winery in Napa Valley January 23, 2021
    You won't find her wines anywhere.On this week's episode of SIP Virtual Wine Tastings with Winemakers we chatted with Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharia of Trotter 1/16 Winery. A video recording of this interview is available on the Cellar Angels YouTube Channel.
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting & Q&A with Larry and Jean Rowe of Greyscale Wines in Napa Valley January 16, 2021
    On this week's episode of SIP Virtual Wine Tastings with Winemakers we chatted with Larry and Jean Rowe of Greyscale Wines in Napa Valley. Greyscale Wines produces limited production award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cuvee Blanc from prestigious Napa Valley AVAs, including Oak Knoll District and Rutherford. Listen to learn how a chance meeting connected them […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting & Q&A with Proprietor Garrett Busch of Trinitas Cellars in Napa Valley January 9, 2021
    On this episode of SIP we chatted with second generation proprietor Garrett Bus at Trinitas Cellars. Garrett shared an update about the property, talked about The Two Popes launching later this year and discussed the 2014 Meritage red blend available on Cellar Angels wine marketplace.
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Rahn Family of Rahn Estate in Napa Valley December 12, 2020
    On this week's episode of SIP Virtual wine Tastings with Winemakers we talked with certified soil scientist Bryan Rahn, Viticulturist Dylan Rahn and Winemaker Hannah Rahn. Rahn Estate was established in 1998. After working for a consulting company evaluating soils and designing vineyards, traveling to Napa finally caught up with Bryan Rahn and he took […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Proprietor Kenny Kahn of Blue Rock Vineyard December 5, 2020
    On this week's SIP Virtual Wine Tasting we talked with Proprietor Kenny Kahn of Blue Rock Vineyard in Sonoma. Traversing 46 acres, the hillside vineyard is planted to the five Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Malbec. In 1993, an additional three acres of Syrah were planted on an extreme hillside. […]
  • SIP: Mastering Thanksgiving Food & Wine Pairing November 21, 2020
    Sommelier, Educator, Author and Podcast Host John P. Laloganes and Chef Wook Kang join us on SIP to share tips for pairing Thanksgiving food and wine. Learn how to pick the best red and white wines for the holidays and why sparkling rosé is always a great pairing with non-traditional meals. Sommelier John P Laloganes […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting with Proprietor Jeff Loomis of Loomis Estate Vineyards November 14, 2020
    On this wee's episode of SIP Virtual Wine Tastings with Winemakers we talked with Proprietor Jeff Loomis of Loomis Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley. Jeff Loomis, founder and vintner of Loomis Estate Vineyards, doesn't like to be told no. When he purchased the majestic mountain property that would become his home and vineyard, he was […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Proprietors Ashley & John Derr of Lampyridae Vineyards November 7, 2020
    On this week's episode of SIP we talked with Ashley and John Derr of Lampyridae Vineyards in Napa Valley. Lampyridae is one of the highest vineyards on Mount Veeder, we shared photos and location info via Google Earth. Lampyridae has been growing premium wine grapes for the past two decades, sourcing fruit for Beringer, Handwritten, […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards October 31, 2020
    This week on SIP Virtual Wine Tasting we talked with Partner and CEO Joy Anne Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards. Joy told the story of her parents buying the property in 1976 and establishing Iron Horse Vineyards. Decades later the area became Green Valley sub-appellation of Russian River Valley. Iron Horse Vineyards is a premium […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Miriam and Juan Jose Puentes of Honrama Cellars October 24, 2020
    This week on SIP Virtual Wine Tasting we chatted with Proprietors Miriam and Juan Jose Puentes of Honrama Cellars in Napa Valley and Sonoma. This is truly a humbling and awe-inspiring conversation. Miriam talked about her father's beginning in the wine industry working at Caymus Vineyards and how Honrama Cellars honors her father's legacy and […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with CEO/President Dan Parrott of JAX Vineyards October 17, 2020
    This week on SIP Virtual Wine Tasting we chatted with Dan Parrott of JAX Vineyards. Dan talked about vineyard sources, his beginnings and how he got in the wine industry after an impressive start in photography. We tasted JAX 2018 Calesa Vineyard Pinot Noir and Dan unveiled a special Angel Bonus Offer, access to the […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Terra Valentine Winemaker and Owner Sam Baxter October 10, 2020
    On this week's virtual wine tasting we talked with Winemaker Sam Baxter of Terra Valentine in Napa Valley's Spring Mountain. Sam talked about his wine portfolio, the wines we included in the Fall wine club release and his story. While the Glass Fire destroyed his lookout home on Spring Mountain, and many of his neighbors' […]
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Winemakers Steve Gower and Brian Callahan of Crux Winery in Sonoma October 3, 2020
    On this episode of SIP Virtual Wine Tasting with Winemakers we chatted with Steve Gower and Brian Callahan of Crux Winery. Steve and Brian told us how the winery started, talked about their winemaking philosophy and why they focus on Rhone style varietals. 
  • SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Q&A with Spicy Vines' Crystalyn Hofmann and Winemaker Doug Hackett September 26, 2020
    On this episode of SIP Virtual Wine Tasting with Winemakers we talked with Co-Funder Crystalyn Hoffmann and Winemaker Doug Hackett of Spicy Vines. We tasted Spicy Vines award-winning 2015 EDGE Red Wine Blend. 
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