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 […]

Goose Ridge Winery, Andrew Wilson, The Man Behind the Grapes

A Climate of Excellence Family Owned. Estate Grown. Andrew WilsonWinemakerGoose Ridge Estate Winery Interview By Lisa Gmur, CSW Washington State is the 2nd largest premium wine producer in the United States. There are more than 1000 wineries and currently 16 AVA’s. Washington State’s first grapes were actually planted in 1825 and continued to grow in […]

Tooth & Nail Winery’s, Jeremy Leffert, Driven by Nature

“Driven by Nature”with winemaker Jeremy LeffertInterview By Lisa Gmur, CSW Tooth & Nail Wine Company has followed a path of true grit and determination. Paso Robles is a very tough place to grow grapes, but founder and grower Rob Murray persevered, fighting “tooth and nail” to create wines to be proud of. Today, their brands; […]

King Estate’s, Brent Stone, Vow of Authenticity

BRENT STONE, COO & WINEMAKER “A vow of authenticity”By Lisa Gmur, CSW King Estate’s winemaker, Brent Stone, was born in Idaho but spent the majority of his formative years in Utah and Colorado. “The Rocky Mountains and high desert of the Intermountain West are uniquely beautiful and full of open spaces. It was a great […]