Winemakers are an extraordinarily diverse bunch. They come from all over the planet and have found the true meaning of passion in their lives. They have an in depth knowledge of wines that would astound the average wine lover. Ana Diogo Draper was born in Portugal and now makes wine for Artesa Vineyards and Winery in the Carneros district of Napa Valley. She makes some really good wines. Ana is a pleasure to talk with because of her fantastic smile, wide knowledge of wine and a hearty sense of humor. Listen and you’ll see.

You can also hear Ana in our Vino Lingo section defining the wine term “Winemaker’

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Written by Ray Fister

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