Indie Wine podcast

Matt Wood

In depth Interviews with small independent California winemakers, farmers, merchants, authors and California wine history. A place to learn more about some of your favorite small producers and discover new ones and delve into the past of California wine making to see how it still affects us today. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support read less
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IWP Ep33 Short Stories on California Wine 1
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IWP Ep33 Short Stories on California Wine 1
IWP Ep33 Short Stories on California Wine 1. Usually we have an interview or one subject running throughout an episode.  This episode will be a little different.  Doing research for episodes I often come across stories and people who can’t fill a full episode but the stories of both are fun and unusual and deserve to be heard. Sometimes these older publications just have weird and random columns, sections or sometimes it's just a sentence, nearly all of these I’m collecting will be Pre-Prohibition.  Some of these I’ll read the article just how it’s written- and others will be more original. “40,000 Gallons of Wine Seized” “George” “Judge Lorigan on Cabernet Pfeffer” “John L. Beards Productions” “1897 St. Helena Harvest Festival” Letters From California - “A Visit To San Pedro Winery” “The Label Was There” Follow the podcast ⁠⁠⁠www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast⁠⁠⁠ or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - ⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠ to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. ⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb⁠⁠⁠. ⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep32 Ryan Stirm - Stirm Wine Co.
16-02-2024
IWP Ep32 Ryan Stirm - Stirm Wine Co.
IWP Ep32 Ryan Stirm - Stirm Wine Co. I recently spoke with Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Company in Watsonville. Since his first vintage about 10 years ago, Ryan has become really well known for his multiple Rieslings from the central coast and working with great vineyards like Kick On Ranch and Wirz.  He’s also perhaps the foremost producer of Cab Pfeffer, working with the Siletto family vineyards as well as Gimelli vineyard, originally a part of the historic El Gavilan vineyard.  He makes wonderful Zins from Wirz also.  We discuss how he got started and some of his most exciting moments in winemaking.  Ryan is very open and thoughtful when discussing the in and outs and challenges and pleasures of running a small winery and I think you’ll really enjoy what he has to say. You can find Ryan's wines at https://www.stirmwine.com and follow him on instagram at http://instagram.com/stirmwineco Follow the podcast ⁠⁠www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast⁠⁠ or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - ⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. ⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb⁠⁠. ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep31 Julia Ornelas-Higdon - The Grapes of Conquest
02-02-2024
IWP Ep31 Julia Ornelas-Higdon - The Grapes of Conquest
IWP Ep31 Julia Ornelas-Higdon - The Grapes of Conquest I recently spoke with author Julia-Ornelas-Higdon about her book The Grapes of Conquest - Race, Labor, and the Industrialization of California Wine, 1769–1920. Julia is an associate professor at Cal State University Chanel Islands and this is fascinating book if you’re interested in the history of California and California Wine especially Pre-Prohibition.  It looks at this history from a different perspective than what we normally hear about and is hidden from most of the glossy histories.  We learn more about the plight of the Native American Indians, Mexican and Chinese workers that made the early wine industry possible. The large German and French vineyards of southern California and the professionalization of the industry are covered as well. This book takes a real academic but readable approach and what I especially enjoyed is that it concentrates more on the early Southern California wine history, which we don’t hear as much as much about. We’ve discussed some of this in episodes 24 and 26 on professor Eugene Hilgard and University of California Experiment Stations and more so in Episode 28 on Mission San Jose wine history. There are some other upcoming episodes that explore related themes. https://www.amazon.com/-/he/Julia-Ornelas-Higdon/dp/1496224272 https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9781496224279/ Follow the podcast ⁠⁠www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast⁠⁠ or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - ⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast⁠⁠ or Spotify at - ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support⁠⁠ to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. ⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb⁠⁠. ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
Indie Wine Podcast Trailer 2
12-01-2024
Indie Wine Podcast Trailer 2
New Episode Next Week! 2nd trailer for the Indie Wine Podcast. In this trailer you’ll hear short excerpts from some of the first 29 episodes.  Many of our episodes are interviews with smaller independent winemakers, people who I think are making great wine from carefully farmed fruit.  I’ve also spoken with some of the farmers growing those grapes.  Authors, Sommeliers, Merchants and some episodes on California Wine History round out the current crop of episodes.  These are all folks worth supporting either directly or through your local wine shop.  I hope you enjoy the clips and stay to check out some of the full length episodes.  In order of appearance: EP07 Adam Sabelli Frisch, EP17 Hank_Beckmeyer, EP21 Daniel Callan, EP22 Sabrina Tamayo, EP09 Chuck Mansfield, Ep27 Ed Kurtzman, Ep29 Mission San Jose and Fremont Wine History, EP20 Shaunt Oungoulian, EP13 Mokulmne Glen Vineyards, EP14 Adam Saake Follow the podcast ⁠www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast⁠ or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - ⁠https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast⁠ or Spotify at - ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support⁠ to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547⁠ ⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb⁠. ⁠https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep29 Mission San Jose and Fremont Wine History
20-10-2023
IWP Ep29 Mission San Jose and Fremont Wine History
IWP Ep29 Mission San Jose and Fremont Wine History Today we’ll be looking at the history of grape growing and winemaking in the Mission San Jose and Fremont area of California.  We are going further back and following this area beginning with the Pre Mission Period, the Missions then the Rancho Period, the Gold Rush and the American Period. Vineyards were planted early here and the area was a powerhouse of agriculture for a time. We’ll revisit some of the names from the other episodes on early California wine today also.  This is a story of changing times, new groups replacing old groups and that cycle continuing and what parts of history we learn and what gets discarded along the way. Follow the podcast www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb. https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep28 The Life and Writings of Angelo Pellegrini
06-10-2023
IWP Ep28 The Life and Writings of Angelo Pellegrini
IWP Ep28 The Life and Writings of Angelo Pellegrini. Today we are talking about Angelo Pellegrini, the great Italian American author.  If you aren’t familiar with the name, his books to me are classics of food and wine based literature.  If you enjoy the writings of MFK Fisher, Jacques Pépin, Julia Child, James Beard etc. then his books are right up your alley and have more of a wine tilt to them also.    He captures the immigrant experience and a changing world and the books are wonderful to read. Scroll to the bottom for links to most of his books. Follow the podcast www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb. https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=angelo%20pellegrini%20vintage%20pellegrini&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=angelo%20pellegrini%20wine%20and%20the%20good%20life&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=angelo%20pellegrini%20food%20lovers%20garden&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=angelo%20pellegrini%20good%20years%20lean%20years&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=angelo%20pellegrini%20an%20immigrants%20return&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=angelo%20pellegrini%20vintage%20pellegrini&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep27 Ed Kurtzman - Sandler, August West, Mansfield-Dunne
22-09-2023
IWP Ep27 Ed Kurtzman - Sandler, August West, Mansfield-Dunne
IWP Ep27 Ed Kurtzman - Sandler, August West, Mansfield-Dunne. I recently sat down with Ed Kurtzman of Sandler wines, August West and Mansfield- Dunne wines to talk about his long and distinguished career in California wine.  Besides the 3 wineries I already named he’s made wine for Roar, Testarossa, Freeman and Fort Ross.  He produces much of his wine out of the August West facility in San Francisco which also hosts other labels and winemakers working out of the facility.  Ed is super knowledgeable about wine and noticed in about 2 seconds that the carpet in the lobby of the studio was corked.  We discuss how he got his start and going off on his own as  a consultant, how he likes to treat Pinot Noir and the other grapes he works with or would like to work with. Follow the podcast www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb. https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep26 Hilgard and the Experiment Stations part 2- The Other Stations
15-09-2023
IWP Ep26 Hilgard and the Experiment Stations part 2- The Other Stations
IWP Ep26 Hilgard and the Experiment Stations part 2- The Other Stations. This is Episode 2 of a 2 part series about Professor Eugene Hilgard from the University of California and the Experimental Stations that he spearheaded in the late 1800’s.  This episode will be concentrated on the other stations of note that the university worked with at the time.  The Southern Coast Station near Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Station near Tulare, The Berkeley Central Station, and the Western and Eastern Santa Clara County Stations in Cupertino and Mission San Jose respectively.  If you haven’t listened to episode 24, it’s worth listening to that episode before moving on to this one. Follow the podcast www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb. https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep25 Kevin Ferguson - "Rain on the Montebello Ridge" and Gemello Winery History
08-09-2023
IWP Ep25 Kevin Ferguson - "Rain on the Montebello Ridge" and Gemello Winery History
IWP Ep25 Kevin Ferguson - "Rain on the Montebello Ridge" and Gemello Winery History. Kevin is the grandson of Mario Gemello, the late winemaker of the Gemello Winery, which produced great Cabernets and Zins in Mountain View for a half of century - well before the tech boom of the past 40 years, back when this area was still the Valley of the Hearts Delight and Silicon Valley was a glimmer in the eye. Ferguson is writing a book about the winery and his bond with his grandparents. It’s called Rain on the Monte Bello Ridge, a memoir about health, aging and winemaking. Follow along with Kevins Substack at gemello.substack.com⁠ or ⁠https://www.instagram.com/gemellowinery⁠ and if you are in the Bay Area, he sometimes does speaking engagements. Follow the podcast www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow for more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb. https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep21 Daniel Callan - Slamdance Koöperatieve Wine
11-08-2023
IWP Ep21 Daniel Callan - Slamdance Koöperatieve Wine
IWP Ep21 Daniel Callan - Slamdance Koöperatieve Wine. Today We’ll be talking to Daniel Callan of Slamdance Koöperatieve wines based in Paso Robles. Daniel along with his partner Anna and Freddie they dog stopped by on a recent trip to Northern California.  We talked about Daniels experience working harvests in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as well as in Paso Robles.  One of the larger influences on Daniel is old California and more specifically Pre Prohibition and the blended wines many of the wineries made.  We’re talking the California Burgundies, Clarets, Hocks. A blended wine that shows terroir of the region is what Daniel is after and at least for the time being, he’s sticking with this 1 wine. We also discuss the wine press and the cellar by Rixford and Daniels fermentation techniques.  I hope you enjoy the conversation. You can follow Daniel instagram.com/slamdancekooperatievewines on Instagram and ask your local shop for the wine. You won't regret it. Follow the podcast https://www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb. https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep20 Shaunt Oungoulian - Les Lunes and Populis Wines
04-08-2023
IWP Ep20 Shaunt Oungoulian - Les Lunes and Populis Wines
Indie Wine Podcast episode 20 - Shaunt Oungoulian - Les Lunes and Populis Wines. Shaunt and Diego Roig started Les Lunes and Populis in the tradition of the french vignerons with who they trained.  Leasing and farming many of their vineyard sources and using a very light touch in the winery, only adding some sulfer.  Both graduated from UC Davis and we talk about that as well as how they find vineyards, working in France, some unusual techniques for less extracted wines, their new winery and how they pass on some of the knowledge they have gained. You can find their wines at https://www.lesluneswine.com or http://www.populiswine.com and on instagram https://www.instagram.com/lesluneswine. Follow the podcast https://www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb. https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep19 Sebastian Erggelet - Erggelet Brothers
28-07-2023
IWP Ep19 Sebastian Erggelet - Erggelet Brothers
Indie Wine Podcast episode 19 - Sebastian Erggelet - Erggelet Brothers. Sebastian Erggelet along with his brother Julian, make up Erggelet Brothers.  They recently built a new winery in Brentwood, in the heart of Contra Costa County and are making really balanced, classically styled, lower intervention wines from Mataro, Carignane, Zinfandel and Malvasia.  Everything coming from within a few minutes of the winery.  They have also been planting a new vineyard at the farm the winery sits on, concentrating on grapes they feel will work well in the Contra Costa conditions.  As Sebastian mentions, there isn’t a historical precedent for certain white varieties in the area.  We discuss growing up in Germany, ending up in California and making wine in Contra Costa amongst other topics.  You’ll hear a little tour of their new vineyard before we go inside to sit down and a little bit more at the very end.  You can find their wines at erggeletwine.com and on instagram https://www.instagram.com/erggeletbrotherswine. Follow the podcast https://www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb. https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support
IWP Ep16 Knights of the Vine - Chik Brenneman and Gordon MacKay
23-06-2023
IWP Ep16 Knights of the Vine - Chik Brenneman and Gordon MacKay
Indie Wine Podcast episode 16 - Knights of the Vine - Chik Brenneman and Gordon MacKay. We sit and talk with Chik Brenneman of Baker Family wines in West Sacramento and Commander of the Chancellory Chapter in Sacramento and Gordon MacKay, commander of the Lodi Chapter - at the Baker Family winery. Knights of the vine has chapters all over the US promoting the love of wine and although the roots of it in the US go back to the 60’s, its parent organization - the FICB goes back to 1300’s France. We learn about the history of the organization, how it’s adapting to today’s world and get some good history on the tastevin. For more info on the Knights of the Vine go to www.KOV.org or for the Lodi Vintners mentioned in the episode https://lavawine.org. Follow the podcast https://www.instagram.com/indiewinepodcast or email indiewinepodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments or feedback. If you'd like to support the podcast further, please tell your wine friends about it and rate the podcast wherever you're listening if you like what you hear or donate on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/IndieWinePodcast or Spotify at - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support to allow more episodes, more travel and to help defray other costs. Thanks. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-wine-podcast/id1673557547 https://open.spotify.com/show/06FsKGiM9mYhhCHEFDOwjb https://linktr.ee/indiewinepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-wood4/support