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24 Apr 2012

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 120: Peter Huwiler, Napa Station

Debra catches up with Swiss-born Peter Huwiler of Napa Station Winery in Napa Valley, where their discussion on the inspiration for the winery’s name leads to the history of the Napa Valley tourist train. Peter gives Debra background on the family-owned winery, including their sustainability policies, number of cases produced and his philosophy on winemaking. Debra questions Peter on whether he is tempted to return “home” to Switzerland to make wines.

Debra probes Peter on the question on how he selects a winemaker – and his answer may surprise many. Also surprising is one of his favourite food matches for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Debra and Peter conclude by discussing the future of the Napa Valley, its maturity in the world market and many and varied terroirs.

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