Diversity is one of the most interesting aspects of the wine business in Napa Valley. You’ll find many men and women winemakers as well as winemakers from all over the world….French, Danish, Swiss, Italian and Australian to name a few. For this program we spoke with Australian born Susan Doyle, General Manager and Winemaker for Spring Mountain Vineyard. Susan grew up on a ranch so it seemed natural to make her way in to the wine business. We caught up with Susan at the vineyard during Premiere Napa Valley week in mid Feburary.
Learn more by visiting http://springmountainvineyard.com/
Photo by Jeanette Hrnyak
The week leading up to Premiere Napa Valley, tastings around the valley are hosted by vintners for potential bidders to sample the offered lots. During this week we attended the Oakville Vintners, Spring Mountain Vintners, Shafer Vineyards, First Taste of Yountville and Paraduxx winery events, just to name a few. We were also lucky enough to be invited to the vintners dinner hosted by Frank Family Vineyards, which was simply exceptional. During these events we spoke with the busy winemakers and owners as they poured their wines, so as to give you a little peak into the efforts that go into making Premiere Napa Valley.
Winemakers recorded in order of appearance:
1-Monty & Sara Preiser/Shadowbox
2-Bruce Devlin/Three Clicks
3-Chris Madrigal/Madrigal Wines
4-Rory Williams/Frogs Leap & Calder Wine
5-Paul Colantuoni/Rocca Family Vineyards
6-Terry Dillion/Dillion Vineyards
7-Andy Schweiger/Schweiger Family Vineyards
8-Sam Baxter/Terra Valentine & Fortell Wine
9-Susan Doyle/Spring Mountain Vineyards
10-Stephanie DeMasi/Fly Wine
11-Andy Hoxsey/Oakville Wines
To learn more visit www.napavintners.com
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