The World of Pinot Noir – Part 1

James Ontiveros of Rancho Ontiveros

This is the first of a three part series covering the wine show: World of Pinot Noir.

Our guest today is Vineyard Manager, Owner and Wine Maker, James Ontiveros. James is well know in the Central Coast for his work at the famed “Bien Nacido Vineyards” as well as his own family vineyard “Rancho Ontiveros”. Today James talks about his families long history in California dating back hundreds of years and his own exciting new label “Native 9”.

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Show #90
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3 Responses to “The World of Pinot Noir – Part 1”

  1. 1 Alan Smith Jun 6th, 2006 at 10:48 am

    Thanks, guys, for another great show. I was wondering if you’ve entertained the idea of talking about new media (blogs, podcasting, etc.) have affected the wine community.

    I owe a large part of my growing interest in wine to Grape Radio, and I now have a level of comfort talking about wine…largely because blogs and podcasts give the non-expert a chance to connect, exchange, and learn more.

    Having recently started my own wine blog, I can say that an added benefit is that it gives people like me a way to facilitate and document my own wine education.

    Keep up the great work. Looking forward to hearing more.

  2. 2 Dezel Jun 14th, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    Hi guys, and thanks, this was a great interview, and James is a class act. It is nice see a guy like you and me take his passions and turn dreams into reality. I guess I have to wait in line for the magnum, I will check the web site anyhow. Also I really did enjoy the ‘Judgement of Paris’ interview, that was classic.

    Continued Success with the show.

  3. 3 Steve Jun 23rd, 2006 at 10:34 pm

    Driving home from our vacation, my wife and I listend to this interview and really enjoyed it – James Ontiveros sounds like just about the perfect interviewee: articulate, charming, informative, and just a nice guy. His wine sounds pretty compelling too: we ordered some as soon as we got home!

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