Episode #328 – Famed Benziger Wines Owe Some of Their Success to “Sheep” Labor!

In vineyards around the world… and especially in California, winemakers are turning their backs on pesticides and man-made solutions to problems dished out by Mother Nature. Some of the world’s most outstanding grape growers are now employing dogs, sheep and even harmless insects to do the work that was once reserved for poisons. And here’s the best part… The grapevines are healthier and more resilient than ever before. Better yet, the wines are more delicious as a result.

Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Winery

Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Winery

The Benziger Family Winery is one of America’s most beloved super-premium brands. Their wines are of exceptional quality and much of the winery’s success is rooted in the Benziger family’s determination to be outstanding stewards of the land. To tell listeners how this superstar winery uses animals and other natural solutions to grow great grapes and make delicious wines, David is joined by Chris Benziger; vice president of Trade Relations.

Also joining David on the show is Sunset Magazine’s Sara Schneider who shares some important insights into getting a useful wine education. Then, Randy Arnold, a key figure in the success of Barefoot Wines, stops by for a surprise visit! And yes, it was a total surprise!

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