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Interpreting Wine Podcast

Feb 24, 2021

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00:00:00 Intro

00:01:42 Origin Story

00:10:50 The Family Business

00:17:00 Overview of Walla Walla

00:21:08 Winemaking Philosophy

00:29:40 2017 In the Hills

00:38:36 2017 In the Rocks

00:46:55 2017 The Contender

00:53:06 2017 Vintage in context

00:57:00 Market reaction

01:03:01 Looking ahead for Walla Walla

01:05:30 Looking ahead for Washington State

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Welcome back to the third and final part of the Washington State Wine deep dive 2021. I am of course Interpreting Wine Host and Founder Lawrence Francis across three episodes exploring the terroir, geology, winemaking culture and wines of the US’s second largest quality wine producing region

We conclude the series today with an in-depth look at Walla Walla with Matt Reynvaan of Reynvaan Family Vineyards. Building on episode 443 which looked at the wider Columbia Valley and 444 which focused on Yakima Valley. We first hear Matt’s origin story, a fascinating introduction to the wine industry, literally “from scratch” in 2004. He puts the family decision to start a new winemaking endeavour in a new region in the context of the help that they received along the way from the local and international winemaking communities. Before we embark on a podcast first, a 2017 syrah vertical, tasting In The Rocks, In the Hills and The Contender. Before Matt talks to the market for these wines and the loca and international response. Before finishing by looking ahead for both Walla Walla and the wider Washington State winemaking region.

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The New Investors

Guest: Matt Reynvaan, Reynvaan Family Vineyards

Date recorded: 3 Feb 2021

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