At 143 years of age, the Original Grandpere Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills is the oldest documented Zinfandel vineyard in California, and it still produces wines of high quality.
“How do we farm in such a way that we actually contribute to the expression and the nature of our products?” asked Paul Dolan. This was one of the questions taken up by an all-star cast of winemakers from around the globe during “Speaking of Wine: A Discussion of People, Place and Time.”
I’d fallen in love with studying art history in high school and regretted, throughout college, that I’d chosen a different—seemingly more practical—route (at the time studying journalism still seemed like a splendid idea). Wine reminded me that I use my brain best when the subject concerns beauty.
The winemaker who has twice been named Robert Parker’s Wine Personality of the Year has projects working in 20 wineries worldwide, including Argentina, the U.S., France, and a new one in Armenia.
The wine market is crowded. There are thousands of wineries all trying to tell a story about what makes them different. It’s a story that wine buyers and potential customers are getting bored of.