The importance of soil when planting a vineyard can’t be understated. Winemakers need an expert to be part of the team that makes major decisions when planting. Dr. Paul Anamosa was our guest, via telephone for Podcast #459 in October of last year and now we catch up, in person. The science of winemaking is fascinating and I hope you enjoy this deep dig. It was great to finally meet Paul face to face and talk dirt.

Listen to Paul on our Vino Lingo segment defining the term “Minerality”

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Written by Ray Fister


  1. Eric Awes October 3, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Love your podcast but please give the people you are interviewing the question before hand. “What question would you liked to be asked but never been asked?

  2. Deborah Parker Wong October 5, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    I’ve just come across Paul’s work when tasting with wineries that are listed in the Slow Wine Guide USA 2023. Always keen to learn more about terroir.

  3. Ray Fister October 5, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for your comment Deborah! Paul knows his stuff. I’ll pass this along to him. Cheers, Ray

  4. Charles T. Klimek October 25, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    The use of Soil Science, and proper siting all help meet the plant’s cultural requirements. Thanks for a podcast on this topic.

  5. Ray Fister October 26, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for your comment Chuck. More on this topic to come! Cheers, ray