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VIDEO of “New Generation” Vintners and Growers Discusses California Wine Trends A new video highlights 20 of California’s “New Generation” vintners and growers who convened in Sausalito, California, recently to share their perspectives on California wine trends at an event sponsored by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers. The group engaged in lively dialogue sessions on four topics: evolving California wine styles; passing the torch at family wineries; eco-friendly growing and winemaking; and innovative marketing. The full story and more vintner-grower video interviews can be viewed at: www.wineinstitute****. “There are 3,000 wineries and 4,600 winegrowers in California, and most are family businesses making significant economic and cultural contributions to our state,” said Robert P. (Bobby) Koch, Wine Institute president and CEO. “Our event showcases some of California’s new generation in wine and how their creative energy, passion and innovation are helping to guide our industry and take it in new direc-tions.” “The next generation of the California wine community is building on our great growing and winemaking traditions, combining it with their own fresh perspective and talents, said Karen Ross, former president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers. “It is fun and exciting to see so many dynamic younger people taking the reins. With their enthusiasm and new ideas, California growers and vintners will continue to set trends and be a global influence for generations to come.” Pictured are vintners/growers: (front l-r) Andrew Murray, Andrew Murray Vineyards; Mike Heringer, Heringer Estates; Cheryl Murphy Durzy, Clos LaChance Wines; Warren Bogle, Bogle Vineyards; Karl Wente, Wente Family Estates; Chris Pisani, ZD Wines; Judd Finkelstein, Judd’s Hill; Josh Baker, Edna Valley Vineyards; Nick de Luca, Star Lane and Dierberg Estate; (Back l-r) Paul Clifton, Hahn Estates Winery; Jason Smith, Paraiso Vineyards; Nicholas Miller, Bien Nacido/Solomon Hills/ French Camp Vineyards; Alan Viader, Viader; Aaron Lange, LangeTwins Winery & Vineyards; Sarah Cahn-Bennett, Navarro Vineyards & Winery; Kathy Benziger, Benziger Family Winery; Clay Mauritson, Mauritson Family Winery; Kim Ledbetter Bronson, Vino Farms; Chris Leamy, Terra d’Oro/Montevina Winery; Cane Vanderhoof, Miramonte Winery/Celebration Cellars.
16 Dec 2009
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