Steve Falk - Chief Executive Officer, Sonoma Media
Steve is the Publisher of The Santa Rosa
Press Democrat, Northern California's most important Wine Country
newspaper. With a background on the East Coast and on the set up team
for USA Today, Steve came to the San Francisco Bay Area and was President of The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, before moving to being publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Being the visionary he is, the Chronicle sponsored what has become
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world. Four yeas ago the idea for The Best of the Best Wine Competition came to light. The North Coast Wine
Challenge came into being, and now has a reputation for having the
very best wines, judges, and is thought of as the Best of the Best. We talk about the recent competition, and the Public Tasting coming up.
Daryl Groom - Owner/Winemaker, Groom Wines
After making his mark on Australian wines, Daryl came to
California and took the position as Winemaker at Geyser Peak Winery.
of the Year by a number of Journals and organizations, Daryl started
Groom Wines in Australia, and was nicknamed The Flying Winemaker.
he travels and consults, he has also taken the position of Head Judge
for The North Coast Wine Challenge. Many years as a Judge, and tasting some of the best wine made on earth gives him the perspective to be part of The Best of the Best. We talk about the Competition, and the Colby Red project he partners with his son.