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Wine Women – Gianna Kelly, Galerie Wines

Gianna Kelly grew up in Sonoma County, where she was introduced to wine at an early age—sitting on her father’s knee as he made wine list selections for their family restaurant. We had much fun talking with Gianna and learning about her winemaking for Galerie Wines, Portraits […]

Wine Women – Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom

How many executive chefs do you know who studied with an emphasis in criminal justice? Nope! It’s not part of any culinary curriculum. But before Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom became, well, a chef, she considered a career in criminal justice. Lucky for all of us she chose a career […]

Wine Women – Sierra Zeiter, Oak Farm Vineyards

Sierra Zeiter immediately impressed us with her passion and strong instincts. We were a little surprised to hear that she told her parents she wanted to be a winemaker long before she was of drinking age! (She does not come from a wine business family!) But she knew it […]

Wine Women – Joanie Hahn, Boisset Collection

Joanie Hahn, Senior Executive Director and Founding Ambassador of the Boisset Collection, has long been on our radar to guest on the show. So it was thrilling to have her, and General Manager of the Direct Selling Division of Boisset, Melissa Lynch, on the show.

For decades and decades, […]

Wine Women – Sylvie Tannhauser, CS CHT WSET III

Sylvie Tannhauser’s enthusiasm for champagne is infectious (a very good thing)! With a Champagne Master Designation from the French Wine Society (among many wine certifications), Sylvie introduced us to her first “adult” champagne she ever tasted, the Pommery Royal Brut NV. We thought it most fitting that she chose […]

Wine Women – Kirk Venge, Venge Vineyards

Kirk Venge has lived in Napa’s wine country his entire life. He’s seen his share of wildfires threaten valley wineries, businesses and homes. But when the Glass Fire broke out the last weekend of September, it was far too close. Tune in to hear Kirk tell of racing from […]

Wine Women – Tanya Holland, Tanya’s Table

Tanya Holland is known for her inventive take on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics. She’s the executive chef/owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, California, and is also the author of the Brown Sugar Kitchen Cookbook and New Soul Cooking. She was […]

Wine Women – Bonny Meyer, Perfect Pairing

Silver Oak Cellars would never have existed without Bonny Meyer. Never would’ve happened! But wait, you’re thinking, “Justin Meyer was the winemaker behind this iconic winery.” Whaddya mean? Technically true, but had Justin not met Bonny at UC Davis in the late 1960s, he would have remained the winemaker […]

Wine Women – Be Bubbly Napa Valley

Erin Riley may be Chief Bubblehead now, but before Be Bubbly was born, she had another “child” to attend to. Erin cites her daughter’s imminent departure for college as the impetus for creation of Be Bubbly, Napa’s newest and only sparkling wine bar and shop. As her daughter contemplated […]

Wine Women – Laura Schermeister, Schermeister Winery

Laura Schermeister is the consummate storyteller, a good skill to have when you have so many stories of great drama: Girl picks up stakes to move cross-country to wine country. Boy pursues live-long dream to open his own winery. Girl and Boy meet. Boom! Love at first (or second) […]