The week leading up to Premiere Napa Valley, tastings around the valley are hosted by vintners for potential bidders to sample the offered lots. During this week we attended the Oakville Vintners, Spring Mountain Vintners, Shafer Vineyards, First Taste of Yountville and Paraduxx winery events, just to name a few. We were also lucky enough to be invited to the vintners dinner hosted by Frank Family Vineyards, which was simply exceptional. During these events we spoke with the busy winemakers and owners as they poured their wines, so as to give you a little peak into the efforts that go into making Premiere Napa Valley.

Winemakers recorded in order of appearance:
1-Monty & Sara Preiser/Shadowbox
2-Bruce Devlin/Three Clicks
3-Chris Madrigal/Madrigal Wines
4-Rory Williams/Frogs Leap & Calder Wine
5-Paul Colantuoni/Rocca Family Vineyards
6-Terry Dillion/Dillion Vineyards
7-Andy Schweiger/Schweiger Family Vineyards
8-Sam Baxter/Terra Valentine & Fortell Wine
9-Susan Doyle/Spring Mountain Vineyards
10-Stephanie DeMasi/Fly Wine
11-Andy Hoxsey/Oakville Wines

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Written by Ray Fister

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