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On The Wine Road Podcast

Jeff Davis

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On The Wine Road Podcast

On The Wine Road Podcast

Jeff Davis

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Learn about winemakers, growers, wineries, brewers, restaurants and more in Napa, Sonoma and beyond. On The Wine Road airs Saturday at 1pm on 1350AM, 103.5 FM KSRO and KSRO.com

Latest Episodes

Return to Paradise & Faire La Fête!

Two years and two months ago Paradise Ridge Winery was reduced to ashes during the wine country wildfires. Now they're back in action. Owner and family member Rene and I sat down in January so he could catch us up on the challenges his family faced past two years and some new plans they have in mind.Then Master of Wine Peter Neptune talks about the centuries long tradition of Mardi Gras and the sparkling wine that ties into the historical roots of the celebration, Faire La Fête Brut.

41 MIN3 d ago
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Return to Paradise & Faire La Fête!

ZO Wines & Napa Valley College Viticulture and Wine Program

In this podcast I talk with winery owner and winemaker, David Eckert about ZO Wines, in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. Not only do they have a number of tasting spaces on the property, they also have a lovely 100+ year old Craftsman home available for overnight stays. You'll also meet esteemed winemaker Daniel Baron, who spent many years at Silver Oak and Twomey. He joins Molly Hodgins of the Napa Valley College Viticulture & Winery Technology Program to discuss some of their courses.

38 MIN3 w ago
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ZO Wines & Napa Valley College Viticulture and Wine Program

Ace Premium Cider & Harvest on Spring Mountain Vineyard

After an unplanned delay my latest podcast is finally here. For you hard cider fans, you'll get a kick out of hearing from founder Jeffrey House. The former Brit brought his cider knowledge to the U.S. in the 1970s and opened Ace Premium Craft Cider in 1993. Then you can join me on Spring Mountain Vineyard during harvest with their longtime vineyard manager, Ron Rosenbrand. You'll hear about the unique character of this 845 acre property and how this year's growing season was for their Bordeaux varieties.

43 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Ace Premium Cider & Harvest on Spring Mountain Vineyard

Top 100 Wineries of 2019

Each year I have the great pleasure to taste some of the world's best wines all in one place. The local culinary treats are a welcomed bonus. In this podcast you'll hear interviews with winemakers from California's Central Coast, South Africa, Portugal, Slovenia, Napa Valley, and W&S Magazine's senior editor Joshua Green. The Top 100 wineries gather every October in San Francisco and is a must experience event if you appreciate a variety of wine. Pour a glass and join the fun.

51 MIN2019 NOV 3
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Top 100 Wineries of 2019

Introducing...John Fucking Caldwell

Now a guy who calls himself John Fucking Caldwell is likely to be brash...probably be a risk taker, and likely one of a kind. Yes, he could be described by each of those descriptors, as well as pleasant, inventive, philanthropic, and one who makes the best of a situation. And he's the kind of person who would smuggle grapevines into the U.S. And that's just half of the story. Join us in his kitchen in south Napa Valley as John shares the compelling tale he's told many times...one worth hearing.

41 MIN2019 OCT 16
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Introducing...John Fucking Caldwell

The owner at Gamba Vineyards and the Somm at Justin Winery

As the harvest season was looming I felt it was a good time to talk with a grape grower. After meeting Gus Gamba recently Gamba Vineyards and Winery seemed like the place to visit. And what a story he has to tell about his old vine zinfandel and Italian heritage. My second interview is with the sommelier at Justin Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles, CA. As expected, Jim Gerakaris is is very good at explaining the brand and the philosophy of the highly respected winery.

36 MIN2019 SEP 29
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The owner at Gamba Vineyards and the Somm at Justin Winery

A Distiller and an Author

On this podcast I'll take a detour from the wine road to talk whiskey. In the California town of Graton, head distiller Jeff Duckhorn and his team are crafting Redwood Empire Whiskey. They've gone through a transformation with new branding and adding two more whiskey's to their line-up. Then you'll meet author Paula Moulton. This multi-faceted woman gave up city life to become a grape grower, an author, an accomplished chef, and a winemaker. She tells you how you can do it too! Well, some of it.

41 MIN2019 SEP 1
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A Distiller and an Author

The Mighty Mondavis and Boutique LaRue Wines

CK Mondavi and Family of Napa Valley is currently ranked at #16 in annual case production for US vintners. LaRue Wines of the Sonoma Coast region produces less than a thousand. My guests are Randy Herron of CK Mondavi and Family, and Katy Wilson of LaRue. I thought it would be fascinating to hear the differences between these two brands. However, they do share is an easy going nature and make wines that are exceptional for their price range. Wine Uncorked is also included.

45 MIN2019 AUG 11
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The Mighty Mondavis and Boutique LaRue Wines

Solving Zinfandel's Mystery & Kendall-Jackson's Master

As I travel this week I'm reaching into the archives to bring you two compelling interviews. UC Davis Professor Emerita Carole Meredith shares the story of how she, with a little help from others, solved the mystery of Zinfandel's origin. It's a captivating investigative story. Kendall-Jackson's Winemaster Randy Ullom may not be a well-known name but it's likely you've tasted his creations, including the Chardonnay that has been the top seller in the U.S. for over 25 years straight.

51 MIN2019 JUL 15
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Solving Zinfandel's Mystery & Kendall-Jackson's Master

Cappuccino with Vittorio & The Girl and the Fig

This podcast offers something a little different. Yes, I do talk about wine - Italian and French varietals, but tasty cuisine as well. The settings for VJB Cellars and The Girl and the Fig Restaurant are entirely different, yet each offer extraordinary experiences. My guests are Italian immigrant Vittorio Belmonte and Sonoma chef & restaurant owner Sondra Bernstein. They're successful now but both started from humble beginnings. Needless to say, that provides a compelling story.

37 MIN2019 JUN 29
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Cappuccino with Vittorio & The Girl and the Fig

Latest Episodes

Return to Paradise & Faire La Fête!

Two years and two months ago Paradise Ridge Winery was reduced to ashes during the wine country wildfires. Now they're back in action. Owner and family member Rene and I sat down in January so he could catch us up on the challenges his family faced past two years and some new plans they have in mind.Then Master of Wine Peter Neptune talks about the centuries long tradition of Mardi Gras and the sparkling wine that ties into the historical roots of the celebration, Faire La Fête Brut.

41 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Return to Paradise & Faire La Fête!

ZO Wines & Napa Valley College Viticulture and Wine Program

In this podcast I talk with winery owner and winemaker, David Eckert about ZO Wines, in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. Not only do they have a number of tasting spaces on the property, they also have a lovely 100+ year old Craftsman home available for overnight stays. You'll also meet esteemed winemaker Daniel Baron, who spent many years at Silver Oak and Twomey. He joins Molly Hodgins of the Napa Valley College Viticulture & Winery Technology Program to discuss some of their courses.

38 MIN3 w ago
Comments
ZO Wines & Napa Valley College Viticulture and Wine Program

Ace Premium Cider & Harvest on Spring Mountain Vineyard

After an unplanned delay my latest podcast is finally here. For you hard cider fans, you'll get a kick out of hearing from founder Jeffrey House. The former Brit brought his cider knowledge to the U.S. in the 1970s and opened Ace Premium Craft Cider in 1993. Then you can join me on Spring Mountain Vineyard during harvest with their longtime vineyard manager, Ron Rosenbrand. You'll hear about the unique character of this 845 acre property and how this year's growing season was for their Bordeaux varieties.

43 MIN2019 DEC 18
Comments
Ace Premium Cider & Harvest on Spring Mountain Vineyard

Top 100 Wineries of 2019

Each year I have the great pleasure to taste some of the world's best wines all in one place. The local culinary treats are a welcomed bonus. In this podcast you'll hear interviews with winemakers from California's Central Coast, South Africa, Portugal, Slovenia, Napa Valley, and W&S Magazine's senior editor Joshua Green. The Top 100 wineries gather every October in San Francisco and is a must experience event if you appreciate a variety of wine. Pour a glass and join the fun.

51 MIN2019 NOV 3
Comments
Top 100 Wineries of 2019

Introducing...John Fucking Caldwell

Now a guy who calls himself John Fucking Caldwell is likely to be brash...probably be a risk taker, and likely one of a kind. Yes, he could be described by each of those descriptors, as well as pleasant, inventive, philanthropic, and one who makes the best of a situation. And he's the kind of person who would smuggle grapevines into the U.S. And that's just half of the story. Join us in his kitchen in south Napa Valley as John shares the compelling tale he's told many times...one worth hearing.

41 MIN2019 OCT 16
Comments
Introducing...John Fucking Caldwell

The owner at Gamba Vineyards and the Somm at Justin Winery

As the harvest season was looming I felt it was a good time to talk with a grape grower. After meeting Gus Gamba recently Gamba Vineyards and Winery seemed like the place to visit. And what a story he has to tell about his old vine zinfandel and Italian heritage. My second interview is with the sommelier at Justin Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles, CA. As expected, Jim Gerakaris is is very good at explaining the brand and the philosophy of the highly respected winery.

36 MIN2019 SEP 29
Comments
The owner at Gamba Vineyards and the Somm at Justin Winery

A Distiller and an Author

On this podcast I'll take a detour from the wine road to talk whiskey. In the California town of Graton, head distiller Jeff Duckhorn and his team are crafting Redwood Empire Whiskey. They've gone through a transformation with new branding and adding two more whiskey's to their line-up. Then you'll meet author Paula Moulton. This multi-faceted woman gave up city life to become a grape grower, an author, an accomplished chef, and a winemaker. She tells you how you can do it too! Well, some of it.

41 MIN2019 SEP 1
Comments
A Distiller and an Author

The Mighty Mondavis and Boutique LaRue Wines

CK Mondavi and Family of Napa Valley is currently ranked at #16 in annual case production for US vintners. LaRue Wines of the Sonoma Coast region produces less than a thousand. My guests are Randy Herron of CK Mondavi and Family, and Katy Wilson of LaRue. I thought it would be fascinating to hear the differences between these two brands. However, they do share is an easy going nature and make wines that are exceptional for their price range. Wine Uncorked is also included.

45 MIN2019 AUG 11
Comments
The Mighty Mondavis and Boutique LaRue Wines

Solving Zinfandel's Mystery & Kendall-Jackson's Master

As I travel this week I'm reaching into the archives to bring you two compelling interviews. UC Davis Professor Emerita Carole Meredith shares the story of how she, with a little help from others, solved the mystery of Zinfandel's origin. It's a captivating investigative story. Kendall-Jackson's Winemaster Randy Ullom may not be a well-known name but it's likely you've tasted his creations, including the Chardonnay that has been the top seller in the U.S. for over 25 years straight.

51 MIN2019 JUL 15
Comments
Solving Zinfandel's Mystery & Kendall-Jackson's Master

Cappuccino with Vittorio & The Girl and the Fig

This podcast offers something a little different. Yes, I do talk about wine - Italian and French varietals, but tasty cuisine as well. The settings for VJB Cellars and The Girl and the Fig Restaurant are entirely different, yet each offer extraordinary experiences. My guests are Italian immigrant Vittorio Belmonte and Sonoma chef & restaurant owner Sondra Bernstein. They're successful now but both started from humble beginnings. Needless to say, that provides a compelling story.

37 MIN2019 JUN 29
Comments
Cappuccino with Vittorio & The Girl and the Fig
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