The history of winemaking in Napa Valley goes back further than most people realize. The mid to late 1800’s created America’s wine country. Beringer Vineyards roots can be traced back to 1879 and in fact is the longest continually operating winery in California. Ryan Rech is Head Winemaker at Beringer and is well aware of the history his wine represents. I met up with Ryan for a chat at the historic Rhine House on the Beringer property last December. If these walls could talk….

You can hear Ryan on our Vino Lingo segment defining the term “Futaie”

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Written by Ray Fister

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