California wine maker

Interview | Nicki Pruss, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

I recently got a chance to spend a few minutes with Nicki Pruss, wine-maker at the world famous Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

Nicki Pruss

We talked a little bit about her background and how she worked her way up into the wine-maker position at this prestigious vineyard.  Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was bought by a partnership of Marchese Piero Antinori and Chateau Ste Michelle wine estates in 2007 for a whopping $185,000,000.  Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is one of only two wines in the Smithsonian institute, based on its fantastic showing at the Judgment of Paris 1976.

Interview with Gary Loring, Loring Wine Company. Part 3

This is part 3 of a 3 part series of an interview with Gary Loring, partner and winemaker for Loring Wine Company. In this segment Gary talks about how much of an influence Terroir plays, and how much of an influence clones are. He also tells us about some very special projects on the horizon, like a 300 case production Chardonnay and an even smaller production Cabernet Mouvedre blend.

Featured Personality: Brian Loring, Loring Wine Company, Part two

Here is part 2 of a 3 part series on Loring Wine Company.  In this segment Brian Loring talks about the Loring Wine Company’s style.  How much fruit, how big and bold, what they are meant to pair with, and how much oak the wines get.  He also talks about Garys’ Vineyard.  Yes that’s apostrophe S, not a misprint, and he explains why.