Mike and Randy dunn - Dunn vineyards and retro cellars
Three years after my first podcast with Mike Dunn, he helped me rope Randy Dunn into a podcast so that we could learn more about old-school Napa winemaking and the stories from a place that had far less glitz than exists today. Not one to seek the spotlight, Randy has consistently turned out iconic mountain Cabernets, which have brought the spotlight up to their otherwise quiet ranch on Howell Mountain since the 70's. Mike and Randy count their harvests together in decades, not years.
There are two reasons this turned out to be a great podcast. First, Randy painted a picture of his background and some of the adventures from his early days at Caymus Vineyards, including misleading immigration raids. Second, Mike and Randy were candid about their methods of working together together at Dunn Vineyards.
For a primer to this episode, check out Mike's first podcast on Inside Winemaking in Ep. 3 from August of 2014, where we discuss his path back to Dunn Vineyards and the creation of his own wines with the Retro Cellars brand.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- Dunn Vineyards, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
- Retro Cellars, Napa Valley
- Caymus Vineyards, Napa Valley
- Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley
- La Jota Vineyard Co, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
- Long Shadows Vintners "Feather" Walla Walla, Washington
- Livingston Moffett Winery, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
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