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California Wine Institute’s Behind the Wines series focused on bringing California’s rich grape growing and winemaking community to our international audience. Our host, wine writer and educator Elaine Chukan Brown, has engaged some of California’s top winegrowers and winemakers and thought leaders from across the globe in thought-provoking discussions on the state of California wine on the world stage. Now, as we wrap up the first season, we are pleased to bring you a very special series of on-the-ground reports on harvest across the Golden State.

“The Winemaker Sessions” finale is an extended episode consisting of five segments, each running 20-25 minutes, bringing together some of the state’s most admired winemaking personalities to taste and discuss each other’s wines, sharing stories about what’s happening now in California wine. Welcoming return guests from Behind the Wines’ most popular episodes and new faces from California’s most renowned wine regions, this is an opportunity to experience the unparalleled comradery of California's wine community.

Guests include:
Cathy Corison, Corison Winery; Rosemary Cakebread, Gallica; Julie Johnson, Tres Sabores;
Tegan Passalacqua, Turley and Sandlands; David Gates, Ridge Vineyards;
Jason Haas, Tablas Creek Vineyard; Morgan Twain-Peterson, Bedrock Wine Co.;
Jasmine Hirsch, Hirsch Vineyard; Ross Cobb, Cobb Wines;
Jean Charles Boisset, Boisset Collection

Featured Wines:
2019 Gallica Wine, Albariño, Rorich Heritage, Calaveras County
2019 Corison Winery, Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley
2019 Tres Sabores, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Mountain
2016 Ridge Vineyards, Geyersville Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
2013 Ridge Vineyards, Geyersville Zinfandel, Sonoma County
2018 Tablas Creek Vineyard, Esprit de Tablas Blanc, Adelaida District, Paso Robles
2019 Bedrock Wine Co., 2019 Old Hill Ranch Heritage Red Blend, Sonoma Valley
2017 Hirsch Vineyards, inot Noir, Block 8 Estate, Sonoma Coast
2017 Cobb Wines, Diane Cobb Pinot Noir , Coastlands Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
2017 Buena Vista Winery, Brut Rosé, Los Carneros

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