Talking with Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery on Spring Mountain is to get a strong feel of what Napa Valley was like back in the 1970’s. Stu goes way back to 1971, a time when there were very few wineries in the valley. Along with his winemaker brother Charlie (who we interview for Podcast #94 in July of 2013) make exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay. This interview was conducted ‘mobile’ while touring the property with Stu.

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Written by Ray Fister

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