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Leslie Renaud & Raemy Paterson, Winemakers, Angeline Wines by Martin Ray Winery

FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1990 Pure & Uncompromising An Interview with Director of Winemaking, Leslie Renaud & Raemy Paterson, Winemaker By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK When Courtney Benham founded Angeline in 1990, he had one thing in mind; make wines that are true expressions of the varietal that are unadulterated and uncompromising. Made at Martin […]

Arnaud Weyrich, VP of Production & Winemaker, Roederer Estate

Tradition & Artistry An Interview with Arnaud Weyrich, VP of Production & Winemaker, Roederer Estate By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK Mendocino may not have the “status” of Napa or even Sonoma, but it does have have some very prestigious names in its zip code. One of them is the prestigious Roederer Estate. Nestled into […]

Heidi von der Mehden, Winemaker, Merry Edwards Winery

Profound Wines of Place An Interview with Heidi von der Mehden, Winemaker, Merry Edwards Winery By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK When Merry Edwards started her winery back in 1997, she was one of California’s first and most successful woman winemakers. A real trailblazer. Her critically acclaimed Pinot Noirs from estate vineyards in the Russian […]

Jonathan Nagy, Winemaker, J. Wilkes Meticulously-Crafted Wines Defined by Ocean Influence

MILLER FAMILY CENTRAL COAST WINES, AMERICAN RIVIERA HOSPITALITY. EMBRACE THE OCEAN VIEW. “Wines Defined by the Ocean” An Interview with winemaker Jonathan Nagy By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK Jeff Wilkes loved seeing his wines at Michelin-starred restaurants. An accomplished sailor, grape grower and vintner, Wilkes knew whole-heartedly the winemaking potential of California’s Central Coast. […]

Brent Stone, COO & Winemaker, King Estate Winery

“The Kings of Biodynamics” An Interview with Brent Stone & Ray Nuclo By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK In 1990, Ed King discovered a parcel of land with rich soil for growing hay to feed local horse and cattle farms. By 1994, more than 100-acres were planted to create the most clonally diverse soil and […]

Lisanne Leask, Long Meadow Ranch, Winemaker

“The savvy winemaker” An Interview with Lisanne Leask By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK Long Meadow Ranch is home to bees for honey, egg laying flocks of chickens including the famed Rhode Island Reds. There is also an organic fruit and vegetable garden with over 250 different varieties. They also practice what they call Full […]

Hilary Cline, Gust Wines & Growing Up Cline

“Growing Up Cline” An Interview with Hilary Cline By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK Cline Cellars was originally founded by Fred and Nancy Cline back in 1982 in Oakley, California after Fred received a small inheritance from his grandfather.  Cline continues to farm their historic vineyards in Oakley, where Rhône grape varietal flourish, but in […]

Gloria Ferrer Winery, Winemaker Harry Hansen, Homecoming

Harry HansenDirector of WinemakingGloria Ferrer Winery Interview By Lisa Gmur, CSW The U.S. domestic sparkling wine category has seen pretty staggering growth over the last dozen years. According to Impact Databank, domestic sparklers crossed into the $28 million-case territory in 2020 in the U.S. and progress has been solid at the premium end, with the […]