winemaker interview

Interview with Mike Colhoun from Landmark Vineyards

  So starting from the top, name? Mike Calhoun with Landmark Vineyards How many wines are Landmark Vineyards making right now? We make only 3 different varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, and with those grapes we are making 8-9 wines. Day to day, what is your involvement in the winery? I am the General Manager, the ubiquitous General Manager! The guy who just makes sure everyone is clicking on all cylinders, and if that’s…

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Interview with Winemaker Jon Bolta from Conundrum Winery

On Saturday October 2nd I drove down to Orlando to attend the Conundrum wine blending seminar with winemaker Jon Bolta, the Epcot Food and Wine Fest and the Party for the Senses, ALL IN ONE DAY!  Needless to say, I was exhausted by the end of it all, but I did manage to catch 5 minutes with Conundrum winemaker Jon Bolta… Kris Chislett: How long have you been with Conundrum? Jon Bolta: About 30 years….

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Interview with Sandra Bell from Bell Winery

On Thursday October 15th, 2009, Sandra Bell with Bell Winery, Yountville, California, arrived in Jacksonville. Interview conducted at The Grape at St. Johns Town Center The Bell Winemaking Team: Sandra Bell 2nd from left, winemaker Anthony Bell far left. Kris Chislett Name? SHB: Sandra Hewitt Bell KC: Occupation? SHB: Wearer of many hats for Bell Winery! [Laughs] I actually take care of 6 markets for Bell and also hospitality and marketing at the winery. KC:…

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