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Wine Paso Robles

Interview: winemaker Tiffinee Vierra (Derby Wine Estates)

Ray and Pam Derby moved to the Central Coast to retire, but were soon swept up by the surrounding wine community. They acquired Derbyshire Vineyard in 1998, then added Laura’s Vineyard and Derby Vineyard....
Wine California

Interview: Four Brix Winery co-founder Jim Noonan

Friends Jim and Tracy Noonan, Gary and Karen Stewart and Steve and Lora Simonsgaard united to found Four Brix Winery in 2008. The sextet produces wine in Paso Robles. It’s poured at area restaurants...
Wine California

Interview: Toucan Wines co-founder Doug Timewell

Doug Timewell and Terrie Leivers founded a three-and-a-half acre micro-winery called Toucan Wines in 2004. They currently produce 400 cases per year of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah wines on their hillside vineyard in California’s...
Wine California

Interview: Four Sisters Ranch co-founder Serena Friedman

For almost 20 years, Serena Friedman and Michael Drucker have grown grapes for wineries in California and Texas. In 2005, they were inspired to start producing their own wines and founded Four Sisters Ranch,...
Wine California

Interview: Reeves Ranch Vineyard co-founder Meghan Reeves

Reeves Ranch Vineyard owners Dan and Meghan Reeves purchased 40 acres in California’s Santa Ynez Valley in 1994 and started selling grapes to winemakers like Dan Gehrs, Kris Curran and Joey Tensley. They opened...
Wine California

Interview: winemaker Raymond Smith (Indigenè Cellars)

Oakland native Raymond Smith started as a ship joiner before deciding to apply his ingenuity to the wine industry. He moved to Paso Robles, where he built and operated mobile wine bottling lines. He...