Episode #457 – Wente Vineyards

David visits the Wente Vineyard in Livermore, CA, the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery, founded in 1883. They are celebrating their 135th anniversary, and David talks with the “first family of Chardonnay,” Phil, Niki and Karl Wente about their family history, and the celebrated “Wente clone” that is prevalent in CA Chardonnay. Also, next

Episode #307 – Hey, Hey, it’s Chardonnay!

Recently, the International Chardonnay Symposium brought top Chardonnay producers from around the world to the classic Californian beach towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach for an in-depth exploration of the world’s favorite grape and its impact on viticulture, tastemakers and the market. David reports on the event, and talks to industry leaders and winemakers,