2006 Wine and Fire – Santa Rita Hills – Part 3

(center) Bruno D’Alfonso (right) Andrew Vingiello and Wes Hagen

Continuing on with the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Wine and Fire festival, we hear more from Saturday’s seminar program, with discussion from growers and producers about Sta. Rita Hills, and the benchmark Pinot Noirs being made from this relatively new region. 


Tim Perr of Pali Wine Co: www.paliwineco.com
Ryan Carr of Carr Wines and Turner Vnyd: www.carrwinery.com
Bruno D’Alfonso of Badge Wines: www.badgewines.com
Andrew Vingiello of AP Vin: www.apvin.com
Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe Vnyds: www.clospepe.com
Brian Loring of Loring Wine Company: www.loringwinecompany.com

– Santa Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance: www.staritahills.com

Sponsor: North Berkeley Wine: www.northberkeleywine.com

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5 Responses to “2006 Wine and Fire – Santa Rita Hills – Part 3”

  1. 1 Doug Smith Nov 21st, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    The crosstalk in the open mic (and background chatter, wineglass clinking, etc.) isn’t as bad as I’d feared but it is at times annoying. All things considered it would be better to have mics for each speaker, although I understand that might not always be feasible.

    Good discussion though!

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch Nov 22nd, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    Doug, true – it’s certainly not an optimum situation with the omni – though it does work rather well in roundtable settings. We usually jack into the audio system, but given the smaller size of the venue, the SRH bunch elected not to use microphones, so no audio system. Logistically, we assumed that the panel would stay seated at the table, and we placed our mic accordingly in the center of things. But, as luck would have it, they each got up and moved to stage right for their monologues.  But, like you said, we got some nice content.


  3. 3 George Nov 23rd, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    It was great to find this! I enjoyed the discussion amongst the winemakers, but would have REALLY enjoyed perspective from each on the wines themselves- after they had tried them.

  4. 4 Zeric Nov 28th, 2006 at 10:05 pm

    Enjoyed the discussions but the applause nearly blew my ears out. It would be best to either edit out or significantly reduce the audiance response (applause, laughter, cross-talk, etc). It is nice in terms of ambiance, but a better balance would be helpful for audiance type events in the future.



  5. 5 Mark P Feb 24th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Been holding these on my iPod for a while. Finally got a chance to listen to them while sitting in the last row of a United SFO-JFK flight. Really enjoyed them. Saw Bruno’s Badge Pinot Noir in Sam’s Wines in Chicago last wkend and, remembering this podcast, I picked it up. Drinking it now and it’s great. Wouldn’t have given it a second look if I hadn’t remembered it from this podcast.

    Mark Peacock
    TravelCommons podcast

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