Off the Vine: Show # 28 October 20, 2015

On this week’s episode of Off the Vine Sean Carroll and Steve Jaxon welcome grower and dairyman Domenic Carinalli to the studio. Domenic discusses he and his wife Lynda’s wine label D&L Carinalli Vineyards, which includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Vin Rose varietals. The Carinalli Family has deep roots in wine, with Domenic’s father being Italian Born. The dairy was started in 1924 after Domenic’s father immigrated to Sonoma County from Italy. Lynda and Domenic purchased their ranch in 1981 and have been growing grapes since 1996. Biodiversity is at the forefront of Carinalli farming, having expanded to multiple commodaties. The Carinalli Family has also been a leader in water conservation here in Sonoma County, being a partner in the Northbay Sustainability Water Coalition. Domenic irrigates is property and crops with tertiary water.