A scientific mind in the cellar, will most likely lead to magnificent wine. TJ Rodgers is that mind and along with his wife Valeta, they have created exceptional Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains. We had originally interviewed Valeta back in 2015 (Podcast #134) and had enjoyed a fun and educational conversation back then. TJ shares stories with us from the beginnings of Clos de la Tech as well as an insight into what it takes to make high end Burgundian wine. This was an extraordinary interview. Listen and learn.

You can also hear TJ on our Vino Lingo segment defining the term “Sweet Tannin”

Visit www.closdelatech.com to learn more.

Written by Ray Fister


  1. Guy Rabbat August 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Well done presentation and excellent wines and hope for the top awards in the future