Chad Stock, winemaker and partner of the Craft Wine Company, has an obsessive drive to discover what Oregon can offer the world. He is often lumped into the natural wine movement, but he is not opposed to additions if they'll improve flavor, not just stability. He has also been the first grower and winemaker to work with many grapes in Oregon, such as Chenin Blanc, Aligoté, Gruner Veltliner, Kerner and many others. He is constantly experimenting with wine-making techniques and matching up which are suitable for each particular grape variety on each different soil type. There is so much of this conversation that we can carry over to how to live and experience the world around us!
Check out Daniel McKeever, from Glazer's Domains and Estates, talk about the interconnectedness of vineyards, the constellations, and the human body. Daniel has been delving into the subtleties of Biodynamics and teaches how to use the calendar to better enjoy your wines!
Francesco is partner and wine grower at Cosimo Maria Masini. He is a PhD in organic and biodynamic farming and is very proud to share with all that they do on the estate in the Chianti Region of Italy. He shows off his Trebbiano, orange wine, Sangiovese, and Vin Santo! www.cosimomariamasini.it