Recorded weekly at The Panel Wine Lounge in Sonoma, California, WINE WOMEN Radio features members of the nonprofit, professional organization that’s focused on providing the tools, guidance and creativity for its members to attain wine industry prominence.
The show’s hosts include Marcia Macomber, Wine Women co-founder and marketing specialist; Lisa Adams Walter, publicist in wine, food and the arts; Misty Roudebush Cain, director of DTC and marketing, St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery, and other guest hosts. Honing in on current wine industry activities.
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Wine Women Radio goes to ZAP! We had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the best viticulturists and vineyard managers who oversee the farming and care of 1000s of acres of zinfandel vines throughout California. On this show we meet Brenae Royal, vineyard manager of the famed and historic Monte Rosso, above Sonoma Valley in the Moon Mountain District, and Brennan Stover, vineyard manager at Turley Wine Cellars in Paso Robles, overseeing ancient vines in challenging growing conditions.
Wise beyond her years (hint: she’s only been at Monte Rosso for a few years since graduating from Cal. State-Chico), Brenae Royal sat down with us to discuss her journey, from wondering if she wanted to take on management of Monte Rosso, to becoming one of its ardent champions and its leader of viticulture development. With the hosts, Brenae discusses the challenges of learning her way around this 130+ year old, 250+ acre estate and understanding its unique characteristics, including its 64 blocks and 105 sub-blocks (none with any signage). As vineyard manager, Brenae landed in the position with owner E. & J. Gallo while some of her staff have worked there for decades. Learn how she faced and succeeded in this management challenge.
Zinfandel makes up about 85 acres of Monte Rosso, where ten varieties are planted and managed by Brenae, some of which are more than 125 year-old vines. Couple the challenges of growing very old vines with an […]
In part 2 of our interview with Jo Diaz, we get to meet and taste the wines of two members of the organization Diaz founded and runs, P.S. I Love You, an advocacy organization for Petite Sirah. Meet Theodora Lee, aka Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards, at Theopolis Vineyards in the Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley in Mendocino. Theodora is a partner and trial lawyer at Littler Mendelson by day and vintner by night! We also meet Mandy Donovan, vintner and winemaker of Merisi Wines, another member of PS, I Love You and Petite Sirah advocate.
If you’re curious about the mystique of Petite Sirah, or a raving fan of this rich and juicy wine, tune in to learn what growing conditions this variety favors. Learn about how PS I Love You promotes the grape through its events. And enjoy how this variety expresses itself in the bottle as we taste through Theodora’s and Mandy’s very different expressions of Petite Sirah in this episode with Jo Diaz. [EP31]