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The Back Label E12 – Joy Sterling, Iron Horse Vineyards

In 1985, Joy left a career in journalism to join her family’s business and made news headlines for the winery with her first achievement at Iron Horse: in November, 1985, the White House selected Iron Horse Sparkling Wine for Ronald Reagan’s toast to peace at the first summit meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva. Joy served on the Board of Trustees of the Leakey Foundation for ten years and is a member of National Geographic’s Grosvenor Council. She is the author of A Cultivated Life, published by Random House.

The Back Label E11 – Caroline Latrive, Champagne Ayala

Born and raised in Reims, France, Caroline Latrive is no stranger to the traditions of Champagne. With decades of enology experience, she leads the charge as Chef de Cave at Champagne Ayala.

The Back Label E10 – Laurent Onillon, Langlois-Chateau

Laurent Onillon is a Loire Valley native and has worked at the Langlois-Chateau estate for nearly 20 years.

The Back Label E08 – Miriam Lee Masciarelli

The eldest of Gianni Masciarelli and Marina Cvetic’s three children, Miriam Lee Masciarelli is already on track to move the family estate forward, together with her mother.

The Back Label E07 – Maria & Luisa Ponzi, Ponzi Vineyards

In 2012, Anna Maria and her sister Luisa acquired ownership of Ponzi Vineyards from their parents, Dick and Nancy Ponzi, becoming one of the country’s few sister-run wineries.

The Back Label E06 – Juan E. Marco, Finca Decero

Juan Marco joined Finca Decero as CEO & Head Winemaker in 2007, embracing owner Thomas Schmidheiny’s vision for a sustainably farmed, world-class estate which is immaculately managed by hand from vine to barrel.

The Back Label E05 – Matt Sutherland, Dog Point Vineyard

VINTUS · The Back Label E05 – Matt Sutherland VINTUS · The Back Label E05 – Matt Sutherland Since its inception in 2004, Dog Point has been recognized as among […]

The Back Label E04 – Theresa Heredia, Gary Farrell Winery

“My approach to winemaking is very much about taking advantage of specific vineyard and fruit qualities,” says Theresa. “I like to tailor the winemaking techniques specifically to each block of fruit that we receive separately. My job is to treat it as gently as possible so that we end up with a balanced wine.”

The Back Label E03 – Scot Bilbro, Marietta Cellars

Scot Bilbro is the owner and winemaker at Marietta Cellars, a California wine institution since 1978. Marietta farms nearly 400 acres of vineyards, including some of the oldest Grenache and Syrah plots in the country.

The Back Label E02 – François Matton, Château Minuty

Pour yourself a glass and learn the story of François Matton, third-generation owner of Château Minuty, producer of some of the best selling rosé wines in Europe.

The Back Label E01 – Bo Barrett, Chateau Montelena

In our very first episode, Jesse Levine sat down with Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena. Having been at the forefront of the winemaking scene in Napa Valley since the 1976 Judgement of Paris, Bo had plenty of stories to share about the history of the estate and explains why it took just about fifty years to figure out he was “doing it right.”