Episode #422 – Meet Two Anderson Valley Superstars: Husch Vineyards and Foursight Wines!

Leading up to Winesong 2017, this week’s show features two top participants from the remarkable Anderson Valley. First up is Zac Robinson of Husch Vineyards. Husch was founded in 1971 and is the oldest winery in the Valley. The vineyards are comprised of some of the earliest varietal plantings on the valley floor. In 1967 Tony and Gretchen Husch bought the 60-acre Nunn ranch and planted eight acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gewurztraminer grapes on the cool slopes of the property. The plantings sweep down towards the pristine Navarro River. The first official crush was in the fall of 1971,

Zac Robinson of Husch Vineyards

Zac Robinson of Husch Vineyards

In 1979, Hugo Oswald Jr. bought the 6,000 case Husch Winery from the Husch family and today Husch Vineyards remains owned and operated by the 3rd Generation of the Oswald family: Zac Robinson and Amanda Robinson Holstine. Through the years Husch has modernized and expanded, but it has never lost its initial rustic charm or reputation for great wines.

The second half of the show features Kristy Charles of Foursight Wines; the first winery in the country to put “Vegan” on their label. Foursight Wines is also located in the breathtaking Anderson Valley.

Kristy Charles of Foursight Wines

Kristy Charles of Foursight Wines

Foursight Wines was founded in 2006 by Kristy Charles, Joe Webb and Bill & Nancy Charles. Their goal is to produce 100% estate wines in the French monopole model, with grapes sourced only from their Charles Vineyard. Every grape and bottle of wine produced in their vineyard or small winery has been shepherded through the process by a member of the family, making the final product they sell direct through their wine club, website or tasting room all that much more special. Foursight Wines is one of the many prestigious labels featured at Winesong 2017.

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