September 25, 2023

Ep 191 — Bringing Wine “Down to Earth”

Focusing on Families, Sustainability and Making Great Wines

This week on Grape Encounters, tune in for a very special conversation with Carolyn Wente, CEO of Wente Vineyards. Founded 130 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California wine growing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Then, it’s a colorfully philosophical conversation with members of a much younger family winemaking operation as Grape Encounters visits with Keith and Brad Saarloos of Saarloos and Sons. Saarloos and Sons is where the very first episode of Grape Encounters was recorded—and the more things change, the more they remain the same! Wrapping things up, we check in with Gadget Guru Matt DuBow who shares the story of his family-operated business that has been an unparalleled innovator in the development and sales of wine-focused accessories and gadgets.

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