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Oded Shakked, winemaker of Longboard Vineyards

Oded Shakked, owner and winemaker at Longboard Vineyards, is back on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. He was last on the show in 2020 on this episode during the pandemic, when all the guests were calling in on the phone. Previously he was also on the show in 2018 on this episode.  Oded is a surfer so that explains the name Longboard Vineyards.  He has lived, worked and surfed on four continents, […]

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Foppiano Vineyards Nova Perrill

Nova Perrill, winemaker for Foppiano Vineyards, is back on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. He was on the show back in 2018 on this episode, and again this time in 2019. His last appearance was here, in 2021. Giovanni Foppiano founded Foppiano Vineyards in 1896. It is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in California. Try to imagine, as they do here, how Healdsburg in the 1890s was pure potential. The winery survived […]

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Goldschmidt Vineyards

Winemaker and consultant Nick Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards is back on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. Co-host Harry Duke is back in the studio this week after his cross-country trip. Nick was on CWC on this episode on May 9, 2018. He was back for this episode on Aug. 19, 2020 with three wines named after his daughters, and once more in February of this year for this episode. Goldschmidt Vineyards has […]

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Lindsey Otis of Lotis Wines

Lindsey Otis, owner and winemaker of Lotis Wines, is our guest on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. She attended UC Davis for enology and then worked in the southern and northern hemisphere, in order to do two harvests in one calendar year. The she worked for Williams Selyem from 2007 to 2010, then worked for Big Basis Vineyard rising as a winemaker. After making wine for so many other people for so long […]

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Diane Bucher of Bucher Wines

Diane Bucher of Bucher Wines joins Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger on California Wine Country. Tom Simoneau and Barry Herbst, wine buyer for Bottle Barn, are also in the studio. Diane and John Bucher were also on California Wine Country on this show back on June 13, 2018. Wine Enthusiast magazine has named Bottle Barn one of the three best places to buy wine in California and one of the best in the country. Harvest Fair […]

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Emeritus Vineyards’ Mari Jones

Mari Jones from Emeritus Vineyards is Tom Simoneau’s special guest today on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. Mari Jones takes the title President of Fun at Emeritus Vineyards. Bryce Cutrer-Jones in the early ‘90s chose a 115-acre site for Pinot Noir. He sold Sonoma-Cutrer in 1999. Tom Simoneau tells about how Mari’s father was one of the pioneers of Sonoma County Pinot Noir. From the Air Force to Wine Country Mari tells […]

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Sonoma Valley Wine

Laura McGilley and Andriana Duckworth from Sonoma Valley Wine join Steve Jaxon, Dan Berger and Harry Duke on California Wine Country. Andriana Duckworth is the Executive Director and Laura McGilley is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Sonoma Valley Vintners. The Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance, known as Sonoma Valley Wine, is the voice of the Sonoma Valley wine region where there are 6 AVAs and 14,000 acres of vineyards. Dan Berger points out […]

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Anderson Valley Harvest Tidrick

Courtney DeGraff and Joslyn Thoresen from the Anderson Valley Harvest Tidrick Celebration are our guests on California Wine Country today. Barry Herbst, the wine buyer for Bottle Barn, is also in the studio today. Wine Enthusiast magazine just named Bottle Barn one of the top three wine stores in California. Our guests describe the Harvest Tidrick Celebration. Tidrick is a Boontling word, derived from “tea drinking.” Boontling is the famous lingo that citizens of Boonville invented […]

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Graziano Family of Wines

Greg Graziano joins Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger on this encore presentation. The CWC folks are gone fishin’ this week and there is no new show for today, Sept. 7, 2022. So this podcast episode is a repeat of a show that originally aired on KSRO on Dec. 30, 2020, featuring Greg Graziano, the winemaker for the Graziano Family of Wines.  Greg Graziano, winemaker for The Graziano Family of Wines the joins Steve Jaxon and Dan […]

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Bottle Barn Rosé Wines

Bottle Barn Rosé wines are the subject of this episode of California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. It’s Rosé all day with Barry Herbst from Bottle Barn today on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. Bottle Barn has more Rosés than anyone in Sonoma County and may stock more than any store in the whole country. They have at least 90 different ones, which is not quite as much as […]

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Taft Street Winery’s Mike Martini

Taft Street Winery co-founder Mike Martini is our guest on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger today. Taft Street Wines is family owned and operated since 1979 including their time as home winemakers. They started officially as a bonded winery in 1982. Mike tells how his friends liked their wine so some of them decided to form a winery. They are bringing in grapes now on their forty-first harvest. Today, instead of a […]

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Miro Cellars

Miro Cellars owner and winemaker Miro Tcholakov is back on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. Miro was on this show exactly 5 years ago, on this episode of August 16, 2017. The last time he was on was 2 years ago, on this episode of September 2, 2020. Barry Herbst from Bottle Barn also joins the show in the studio. Born in northern Bulgaria, Miro got his first wine glass from his […]

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Thirty-Seven Wines’ Al and Lisa Brayton

Al and Lisa Brayton of Thirty-Seven Wines join Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger on California Wine Country. Their winery is located in the Petaluma Gap, the new AVA in southern Sonoma County that is characterized by its windy conditions. When they chose their winery’s name, they wanted to give it a sense of place and since they were located on Highway 37, they chose that number. They also chose a logo, an ancient symbol called the […]

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Montagne Russe and Sojourn Cellars

Kevin Bersofsky from Montagne Russe Wines is our guest in the studio and Randy Bennett from Sojourn Cellars will be calling in later. Petaluma Gap is a fairly new appellation and it is becoming famous for quality wines, and for wines that are distinctive. The Petaluma Gap Winegrowers is promoting the Wind to Wine Festival on August 13, 2022. It will be a celebration of Petaluma Gap featuring 25 wineries from this new AVA. Many smaller […]

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Steve Situm from Carol Shelton Wines

Steve Situm from Carol Shelton Wines is our guest today on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. Steve Jaxon begins by reading the story from Carol Shelton’s website, about how her mother played a game with her where she had to identify spices by their scent. She has been making wine for forty-two years and was the winemaker for Rodney Strong who made all of their award-winning wines. Since she did not get […]

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Dehlinger Winery rep Darryl Miller

Dehlinger Winery winemaker Darryl Miller is back on California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger today. The Dehlinger Winery vineyard is located in the area of Goldridge soil in the western part of the Russian River Valley AVA, not far from Sebastopol. The last time Darryl was on California Wine Country was this episode of August 26, 2020 and Eva Dehlinger was also on this show in October 2018, on this episode. The Dehlinger family […]