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.
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Uncharted territory is where guest Jason Holman found himself when he chose a career in wine over one in the law. He just couldn’t see himself building a life around the Juris Doctorate degree he’d just earned. After a stint at Napa’s Kongsgaard dragging hoses, cleaning tanks and performing punchovers, aka “cellar rat” duties, he knew he’d found his calling. Thus began his adventures traveling the globe to learn about winemaking.
In part 2 of the podcast interview with Jason Holman, the co-hosts received a master class in natural winemaking. Tasting through Jason’s flagship brand, Uncharted Wines, the group sampled a few of his red wines. In keeping with his use of unusual varietals, secluded vineyards, and unconventional production techniques, Jason shared tales and tastes of his Carignan and Tempranillo, varieties seen far less frequently in winery portfolios than typical reds such as Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Another departure from typical winery models is Jason’s shared tasting room, Rebel Vintners, in downtown Napa, where you can frequently find him or his winemaker partners behind the bar. Rebel Vintners offers something for everyone…including your kids! (Jason’s own kids participate in learning about the business, but they’re also young kids. So the three Rebel Vintner partners provide space for kids in their tasting room just like their own.) Find toys, games, puzzles and more to keep the youngsters entertained while you sip and sample the many wines available to taste or purchase. […]
What do you do with a Juris Doctorate degree? Why, become a winemaker, of course! Jason Holman knew by the time he graduated that he wouldn’t be stepping into any courtrooms. The world of wine beckoned during a stint at Kongsgaard, followed by several stints at other Napa Valley and South African wineries. Fast forward to our podcast recording in Jason’s downtown tasting room (which is shared with two other winemaker vintners), and you’ll get a master class not only in natural winemaking but also in Jason’s vision for taking the wine industry in a new direction.
Jason’s flagship brand, Uncharted Wines, uses unusual varietals, secluded vineyards, and unconventional production techniques, to provide wine lovers with an unforgettable experience in their glasses. All of these wines are made in very small lots (1-4 barrels) to ensure they retain the finest qualities. Listen in to learn why one vineyard produced an amazing harvest even after being submerged after a flood for months on end. Download and play to learn why Jason wanted to call his Pinot Gris a rosé (but the TTB wouldn’t let him)! Jason is forging his own, unique path in, well, uncharted territory.
Rebel Vintners offers something for everyone…including your kids! Jason’s own kids participate in learning about the business, but they’re also young kids. So the three Rebel Vintner partners provide space for kids in their tasting room just like their own. Find toys, games, puzzles and more […]