May 18, 2024

Episode #580 – Nothing is Off Limits in Silver Oak Co-Founder Bonny Meyer’s Deeply Revealing “Perfectly Paired”

It is hard to imagine that any luxury wine brand has had more written about it than Silver Oak. Since its founding nearly 50 years ago by Justin and Bonny Meyer, it has symbolized everything that is magnificent about Napa and the world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignons made there. Few wines enjoy the unbridled devotion of Silver Oak fans. For those with the resources to keep an abundant supply on hand, it is a necessity. For wine enthusiasts with more modest means, a celebratory bottle is worth sacrificing plenty of other things.

There’s little that can be said about this extraordinary wine that hasn’t been said with eloquence time and time again. There is, however, a big part of the back story that has largely been a mystery to even the most well-informed devotee. For those who listen to this and the next episode of Grape Encounters, many of the most intimate and private details will be shared as David sits down with Bonny Meyer for and exclusive one-on-one conversation that will conjure up a wide array of powerful and often raw emotions.

The occasion is the release of Bonny’s deeply personal book, “Perfectly Paired.” It’s a book that took a decade to write about a half-century journey that began with an innocent but forbidden relationship with Brother Justin Meyer; a larger than life legend of American winemaking. There is nothing typical or ordinary about this remarkable story of unimaginable success fueled by a lifelong love affair that would probably defy explanation were it not for Bonny’s deeply personal, extraordinarily crafted retelling life events. Perfectly Paired is a deeply moving autobiography that give new meaning to the term, “full disclosure.”

Episodes 580 and 581 sets the stage for your immersion into a book that is impossible to put down. In this interview, you’ll get to know Bonny like you know your best friend. You’ll fall in love with her wit, charm and uncensored candor. David recommends that you get your hands on a bottle of Silver Oak or Meyer Family Cellars Cabernet to slowly slip over the next two hours. Then, you’ll be perfectly primed for PERFECTLY PAIRED.

Today’s edition of Grape Encounters is brought to you by Total Wine & More, where you’ll find thousands of wines produced by folks who started with a dream and never looked back. Be sure to spend a little time online at You’ll be very glad you did!

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