Andrew Will Winery (Chris Camarda, winemaker) in Yakima Valley--especially the “Two Blondes.”
If, however, a winemaker were to include those words on a wine label, that winemaker would find itself in serious legal trouble.
To make any sort of profit, the winemaker has to buy low-quality grapes in bulk and mass-produce the stuff.
Today the winemaker Daniel Ravier is responsible for viticulture and vinification at Domaine Tempier.
One imagines a winemaker in his vineyards, inspecting bunches of grapes.
Both women have earned “winemaker of the Year” accolades from various organizations.
Françoise, the winemaker at Araujo at the time, was hugely instructive.
The wine world tends to glorify the winemaker when really it takes a team of hard-working people to tend vineyards and make wine.
Gramercy Cellars (Greg Harrington, winemaker) in Columbia Valley–-especially “Lagniappe” Syrah.
A wine critic friend of mine asked for an interview with the winemaker but was told it was “inconvenient.”