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Interpreting Wine Podcast

Feb 27, 2023

I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine, welcoming you to the California Winemaker Special Series. Across these 4 episodes recorded in Feb and Mar 2023 we’ll be exploring the modern California Winemaker scene in the company of 4 producers. Reflecting the up-to-date realities of winemaking in the region. Guests chosen to reflect a range of locations, production scales and philosophies. Undoubtedly the most up-to-date exploration of California Winemaker available anywhere in podcast format. Subscribe to be alerted when new series episodes go live.

We kick things off today in the company of Mari Jones of Emeritus Vineyards

(00:00:08) Episode intro

(00:01:10) Mari Jones Origin Story

Emeritus History

New Projects and Changes Over The Last 4 Years

Local Winemaking Community

Vineyard Orientation

Soil, Geology and Dry Farming

Viticulture Exploration

Experimentation in the Vineyard

Climate Adaptation Certification Project

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Intro and outro music
The New Investors

GUEST CONTACT: Mari Jones, Emeritus Vineyards

Date recorded: 14 Feb 2023

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California Winemaker series direct links Mari Jones, Emeritus Vineyards Will Costello MS, Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estate Tyler Thomas, Star Lane Vineyard, Dierberg Vineyard Joan Kautz, Steve Millier, Ironstone Vineyards