john caldwell - caldwell vineyard
This episode features John Caldwell, the maverick, the grape-grower, the vine-smuggler, the clonal researcher, the winemaker, and the story-teller. John didn't plan to start his own winery, and neither did he plan to plant grapevines on his property in Coombsville when he first bought it. Today Caldwell Vineyard is a thriving winery and also continues to sell grapes to other wineries. This episode starts a little slow--John didn't even realize that I was recording an audio podcast--and then delves into chaos. It's not for the faint of heart, or the easily offended. I'm sorry? You're welcome? Strap in for this one!
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- Caldwell Vineyard, Napa Valley
- Dunn Vineyards, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
- Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley
- A Guide for Grapevine Clones for Professionals, John's book (written with Philippe Melka)
- Thyme Guard virucide made from essential thyme oil extract
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