During the rainy vintage of 2011, we visited Mark Topel owner of Topel Winery in Hopland, California and featured him in Podcast #47. Hopland is located two hours north of San Francisco in Mendocino county, where Mark was making some magnificent wines. Topel was sold when Mark retired and now the new winemaker is Martin Bernal-Hafner. Martin’s experience makes him a good choice to take up the reigns at Topel Winery. We met with Martin at his home in Geyserville to talk about the future of Topel, which is very bright indeed.

You can hear Martin on our Vino Lingo segment defining the wine term “Complexity”

Learn more by visiting www.topelwines.com

Written by Ray Fister

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