CWP: How did you get into winemaking?
I made my first wine out of apricots when I was twelve years old. Things progressed from there to getting my Enology degree from Fresno State.
CWP: If you weren’t in the wine business, where would you be working?
I would a scooter rental business in Mexico.
CWP: What do you do when you’re not at the winery?
Concerts, horse racing, music and rafting. Las Vegas
CWP: What is a wine that you currently do not make that you want to make?
CWP: If you could make wine in any wine region in the world, other than Colorado, where would you be making wine and why?
Argentina, because it has incredible history and amazing climatic conditions.
CWP: What is the best bottle of wine you’ve ever drunk?
1963 Château Haut-Brion, I was thirteen.
CWP: To what style of music would you compare your wine lineup?
Country rock to smooth jazz.
CWP: What do you think consumers should think of when they think about Colorado Wine?
The winemakers have a wild west mentality that enables them to face the challenges of Colorado’s climate, and make great wines.
CWP: Where do you see the Colorado wine industry in 10 years?
More wineries in the warmer areas of our state, Cortez and Southern Colorado. We need more consistent production of quality grapes.
CWP: What question would you like to ask me and my readers?
When do you think the leaders of Colorado wine industry will offer information to wine industry publications, to let the rest of the world know that we exist? We should send harvest and production info to these publications annually, so we get recognized. If Oregon can be listed, then Colorado should be mentioned also.