Wednesday, June 25, 2014

6/25-Larry Van Aalst talks to Galen McCorkle / Pat Ross & Kaveh Azari

Galen McCorkle / Pat Ross - Jackson Family Wines & Matanzas Creek Winery
Galen is with Jackson Family Wines and will be bringing Pat Ross from Matanzas Creek Winery with her. Pat will tell us about the spectacular Lavender Festival held at the winery every year, and Galen will fill us in on the other great events coming up over the summer at The Family Wineries.

Azari Vineyards is one of the new wineries in Sonoma County.
Located in the Petaluma Gap, they are producing a number of different wines
and getting very good press. Kaveh, son of the  owners will be with us to talk about the wines , and the wonder of the Petaluma Gap.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

6/11-Larry Van Aalst talks to Chris Russi & Dan Wildermuth

Chris Russi - Winemaker, Comstock Wines
One of the newest wineries in Dry Creek, Comstock Wines, has chosen a Sonoma County Star, Chris Russi as it's winemaker. Honing his skills around the world, Chris was most recently with Thomas George Estates, and Christopher Creek . We will talk about Comstock , gearing up for the Fall of 2014 , and the huge task of a new winery startup.

Dan Wildermuth - Rodney Strong Vineyards
Part of the amazing team at Rodney Strong Vineyards, Dan will be with us to talk about their great wines , but also to preview one of the best Wine Country Events of the year, Wine Country Weekend.
Dan will tell us about the involvement by Rodney Strong in the Labor Day Weekend  festival,and what to expect this year.

5/28-Larry Van Aalst visits with Steve Falk & Erik Miller

Steve Falk - CEO, Sonoma Media
As CEO for Sonoma Media, Steve is the Publisher of Northern California Wine Country's most read newspaper. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat has readers all over the North Bay Area, and is the long standing go to for world and local news. With a background in publishing , Steve worked on the start up of USA Today, and was the former publisher of The San Francisco Chronicle. We will be talking about The North Coast Wine Challenge , a one of a kind Wine Competition , recently held in Santa Rosa.

Erik Miller - Winemaker & Partner, Kokomo Winery
Winemaker and partner in Kokomo Winery , Erik is one of the young stars in Sonoma County. Raised and schooled in Indiana , Erik is living the dream , and just won a sweepstakes award at The North Coast Wine Challenge.