A Podcast from Sonoma, CA featuring experts Brian Casey, Sam Coturri, Bart Hansen & host John Myers. Taking the stuffiness out of wine every Friday!


1801, 2019

The Wine Makers – Ben Larks of Idle Cellars

Roaming the world and looking for an Idle Moment, Ben Larks is one of the more colorful people in the California wine world. Enjoy one of our most entertaining interviews as we talk the ying and yang of life as micro-winery entrepreneur. Join the Idle Movement!


1101, 2019

The Wine Makers – Tegan Passalacqua

This week The Wine Makers go “on the road” to Victor, a small town near Lodi, Ca. to meet with Tegan Passalacqua. Most people will know Tegan as the wine maker for Turley Wine Cellars, but he has another, small brand called Sandlands that gets a lot of attention from people “in the know”. These wines are made from lesser-known vineyards, most outside of Sonoma and Napa. Tegan recently purchased a house and a historic meat processing plant in Victor with plans to convert it into a production facility for his Sandlands wines. He is also the founder of the Historic Vineyard Society, a non-profit whose only goal is to identify and save old-vine vineyards in California.Tegan took us on a tour of the vineyards in the surrounding area and we ran into Markus Bokisch, you can see this on our Instagram feed… @winemakerspod

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