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3 Apr 2012

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 118: KR Rombauer III, Rombauer Vineyards

Debra meets K.R Rombauer III of Rombauer Vineyards in Napa Valley, located in St Helena (or “Sanelina”, as Debra pronounces it). K.R. tells Debra why St Helena, as well as about all the other sites Rombauer Vineyards has in the Napa Valley, including Calistoga, California’s recently added AVA. K.R tells Debra how tricky site selection can be in Napa, with boron in the soil in some areas, and the prevalence of hot springs.

They discuss Napa’s climactic variation and blending grapes from different Napa Valley sites, the fun and challenges of a family winery business, along with the necessities of making it work.

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