Interesting Stories

The Discovery of Wine

Jeff’s Corner 9-14-18 Buenas Nachos, Yesterday, in the tasting room before we got busy, Debbie and Eve asked me how wine was “discovered“ by civilization and how long it had been part of our history and culture.

Winery Team – Part 2

Jeff’s Corner Welcome back everyone. As promised yesterday, today we’ll take a look at the guys working in the production facility with Jason to bring us these lovely GCV wines. Plus, if you are a Wine Club member, you will find a nifty stuffer in June’s package with photos of these folks and even more info.

Farewell, King of Zin

Jeff’s Corner 9-7-18 Kent Rosenblum died Wednesday (9-5-18), and with his passing we lost one of the great legends and icons of California winemakers. Kent, aptly nicknamed, “The King of Zin”, founded Rosenblum Cellars in 1978; and, along with Ridge Vineyards (1962) and Ravenswood Winery (1976), formed the Holy Trinity of “R’s” when it comes to the early renaissance of great California Zins.

Winery Team – Part 1

Jeff’s Corner Howdy, Howdy, and one more Howdy, Today and tomorrow, we are going to take a behind-the-curtain look at the wizards that make the magic at Grape Greek, Winemaker Jason Englert and his gang of alchemists. I’ve wanted to do this story for some time, and hope to follow up with pieces on all the various departments at GCV that function somewhat flawlessly to make it all happen.