The Wine Makers – Brenae Royal

Brenae Royal runs Monte Rosso, one of the most historic vineyards in California, growing Cabernet, Zinfandel and Semillon since 1886.  Brenae grew up in the Central Valley of California and was originally interested in animals, in part due to her exposure to F.F.A., future farmers of America. Weeks into college […]

The Wine Makers – Amorim Corks

António Amorim – Amorim Corks

Corticeira Amorim is the world’s largest cork processing company and makes an unparalleled contribution to the business, market, economy, innovation and the sustainability of the entire cork industry. Founded in 1870, we are joined this week by its Chairman & CEO António Rios de Amorim. This […]

The Wine Makers – Free the Grapes

This week we attended the Direct to Consumer Symposium which is a benefit for the Free the Grapes Campaign. [EP263]

Our good friend M.J. Towler the Black Wine Guy was also in attendance so we decided to do some joint interviews. We hope you enjoy these conversations. https://freethegrapes.org

Hugh Scallon of Vayner […]

The Wine Makers – Elton Slone, Robert Craig Wines

Founder Robert (Bob) Craig began his career in wine at The Hess Collection on Mount Veeder in the 1980s. Prior to starting the winery, Bob’s passion for Mountain Cabernet had him spearheading the official recognition of both the Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain District AVAs. In 1995 22 acres were […]

The Wine Makers – Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, PhD, A Must Listen!

It’s warming. It’s us. We’re sure. It’s bad. But we can fix it.

We are so excited to have this Sonoma Native on the podcast this week.  After speaking to the international public for close to fifteen years about sustainability, climate scientist Dr. Nicholas realized that concerned people were getting the […]

The Wine Makers – 2022 Recap, Listener Questions

This week we look back at some favorite shows of 2022, and answer more listener questions. Will we ever get to the bottom of where they hide the moguls in the summer? We also raise a glass of wine to Bob Benziger who passed away last week. [EP260]

The Wine Makers – Dane Cellars Coming New Releases

This week John Myers returns to the show after an extended break, it’s great to all be back together again. We talk about a number of subjects, not that we ever get distracted…

Bart brings out three wines to taste that he plans to release early next year. Though of course Brian is […]

The Wine Makers – Morét Brealynn Wines

Morét Brealynn was born in Patterson California at one time the Apricot capital of the world. We know how much all of you listeners love those California agricultural facts…

Though her name is French, she’s 100% Mexican, she was working in the nonprofit sector when she moved from Davis to Sonoma […]

The Wine Makers – The White Elephant Show

This week on the podcast, our friend James Joiner puts us through a blind tasting of “gimmick” and celebrity wines.
Those wines that your family brings to a holiday gathering and you subtly groan as you open the bag. Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, Game of Thrones and Hello Kitty among others […]

The Wine Makers – Conscious Container

What does it mean to recycle? What do you think happens when you throw something in the recycling container? Would you believe that 75% of all glass that enters the waste system ends up in landfills. That’s 110,000,000 glass bottles going into US landfills every single day. What would you think […]

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