Over the course of the next few months we will be introducing you to the key players in the Calaveras Wine Industry. These are Wine Industry professionals (like Winemaker Ryan Teeter in the interview below), and supporters (such as Brian Goss, owner of the Murphys Historic Hotel). We are certain you have seen a few of these folks in your favorite tasting rooms and around Calaveras!
Jay Rambeau, a wine buyer for Bianchinis Market in Ladera California, taught me wine appreciation and tasted me on some incredible wines.
I was an intern, then the cellar master, at Thomas Fogarty winery in Woodside, California. I started as a home winemaker and was able to get an internship that developed into a career.
I love dungeness crab with butter and fresh sourdough, paired with a Morgan Monterey Chardonnay.
I hate the marketing term that we let the grapes express themselves. I mean what grape would select cultured yeasts and 100% new French oak?
Wine, mustard, salami, cheese, rum
Be prepared to work harder than you expect. You will not get much thanks, so be patient.