Rock and Vine reveals the lives and innovations of next generation changemakers in California’s wine country.
In the 70s and 80s, winemaking started to become a legitimate profession in California. Winemakers, particularly in Northern California, showed the might of Napa and Sonoma wines, made from its rocky and diverse soils. In the 90s, American wine became more extravagant and winemakers became icons. Now, the children and grandchildren of those early winemakers have matured and are crafting their own convivial brands with less pomp and better circumstances.
Through eleven unforgettable stories, author Chelsea Prince and photographer Mary Steinbacher introduce talented wine industry trailblazers who are primed to perpetuate and evolve the legacy of Napa and Sonoma.
Four Q&A pages provide insights from respected industry professionals:
Dennis Kelly of The French Laundry
Paul Roberts of Bond Estates
Philip James of Lot18
Shannon Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyards
Joe Wagner of Wagner Family Made Wine (Belle Glos, Meiomi, Caymus)
Angelina Mondavi of Dark Matter
August Sebastiani of The Other Guys
Jordan Kivelstadt of Free Flow Wines
Morgan Peterson-Twain of Bedrock Wine Co.
Nicole Marchesi of Far Niente
Jason Exposto of Futo
Dalia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards
Ben Flajnik, Danny Fay and Mike Benziger of Envolve Winery
Christina Turley of Turley Wine Cellars
Tony Leonardini of BNA Wine Group
Christy Canterbury, MW