Winemakers - Page 3

  • Ketcham Estate

    … for his employee. Mark admits that although he knows much about wine, he would never attempt to make wine. That, he leaves up the specialist. It is rather curious that Mark has had three or four winemakers since the first vintage of 2002. He began with winemaker Mike Browne of Kosta-Browne fame, and we got the vague notion that Mark must be quite…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 2 readers -
  • The Sparkling Master

    … Claude Thibaut has earned a reputation for producing excellent sparkling wine. Claude is originally from France, and graduated from the University of Reims located in the Champagne region. He came to Virginia in 2003 to make the sparkling wines for Kluge winery; however, before then he had already sharpened his winemaking skills in California…

    Virginia Wine Time- 1 readers -
  • A family winery bites the dust

    … the current parlance, “stories” to tell, and both told them well. Writers like me visit hundreds of vineyards and meet thousands of winemakers over our lengthy careers, so it is indeed saying something when we can recall individual visits, that occurred years ago, with crystal clarity. That’s the case with my first visits to both Failla and Saxum. Well…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 15 readers -
  • California’s Overlooked Treasure: Santa Lucia Highlands

    … Rick Bakas Photo by Frank Gutierrez, Wagner Family of Wine Right smack dab in the middle of the state of California sits the Santa Lucia Highlands in the massive Salinas valley—California’s prime agricultural region located 20 miles southeast of Monterey between the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges. They grow everything there from lettuce…

    Rick Bakas/ wine country eatingin Pinot Noir -
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