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Lindsay Hoopes: Creating Economic Viability and Attracting the Next Generation of...

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A Napa native, Lindsay Hoopes spent her childhood walking the vineyards with her family, and in so doing, developed an unparalleled love for farming and her surrounding community...

Craig Camp: Leading the Way for Vineyard Rejuvenation from Conventional to...

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Craig Camp seems to be universally respected in the West Coast wine industry...

Kim McPherson: Pioneer and Standard-Bearer of Texas Wine

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There are few people better known in the Texas wine industry than Kim McPherson...

Janie Brooks Heuck: Taking on Challenges and Committed to Giving Back

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When Janie Brooks Heuck, Managing Director of Brooks Wine in Amity, Oregon, was asked how she came into this industry, she responded with a melancholy laugh...

Jeff O’Neill: Fostering a Culture of Teamwork, Ingenuity and Opportunity

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O’Neill, founder of the fast-growing O'Neill Vintners and Distillers (it’s the seventh largest winery in the US), didn’t really plan to go into the wine business...

Lucie Morton: Enthusiasm and an Eye for Deep Insights with Viticultural...

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Lucie Morton is loaded with specialties attached to her name: viticulturist, ampelographer, rootstock expert, author, historian, educator...

Kathleen Inman: Forging Strong Personal Connections and Staying Ahead of the...

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When the pandemic was looming in February 2020, Kathleen Inman shared the concerns of winery owners around the globe that tasting room visitors and wine sales could fall...

Jeff Bundschu: Orchestrating a Six-Generation Wine Brand with Irreverence and Authenticity 

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GunBun, as it’s affectionately known, is the oldest continuously family owned winery in California, dating back to 1858, when Bavarian immigrant Jacob Gundlach purchased 400 acres in Sonoma which he named Rhinefarm...

Rania Zayyat: Fostering Change in the Wine Industry

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Rania Zayyat is in the center of a whirlwind. Some of it she has created herself by setting big goals to help others...

Molly Chappellet: Growing Grapes, Gardens, Family and Community in Napa

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Maybe no image epitomizes winery matriarch Molly Chappellet more than the image of her walking out of her home and into the vineyard, a visit she enjoyed making from the time she and her husband Donn settled on the slopes of California's Pritchard Hill...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2021

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The North American wine industry is fortunate to have many passionate and inspiring luminaries, some that grew up among the vines, and others that...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: In Pursuit of Chardonnay Perfection

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It’s fitting that David Ramey has a Bachelor’s in Literature because he’s pretty much written the book on crafting fine Chardonnays from distinctive California vineyards. But his influence goes beyond Chardonnay. Ask anyone who has worked with him and they will tell you he’s the genuine article: he works the plan ...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: The Consistent Force Behind Sustainability in Practice

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Over the holidays, I stopped to taste the extraordinary array of wines at Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles and almost tripped over the SIP certified sign at the entrance. This winery is proud of their role as an early adapter of Sustainability in Practice (SIP) and the principle of sustainable practices don’t stop with a sign ...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: Blazing the Way for Canadian Wine

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Christine Coletta is a force in the development of the Canadian wine scene. Although she is the popular founder of one of the first custom crush facilities, Okanagan Custom Crush, her latest venture is only one in a long history of building respect for the British Columbia wine scene ...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Bringing People Together for the Advancement...

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If you’re one of the many wineries—or consumers—that have benefited over the years from the ability to ship across state lines and increased access to choice, you can thank James (Jim) Trezise. He’s been on the front lines helping wineries survive in the face of the 3-tier distribution debacle, guaranteeing that wine lovers can get more of the wines they want, and thereby helping grow the US market for boutique wines.