Off the Vine: Show #6 – December 2, 2014

On this week’s show, Karissa welcomed into studio third generation Sonoma County winegrower Steve Sangiacomo of Sangiacomo Family Vineyards and winemaker Michael Muscardini of Muscardini Cellars.

During the show, Steve and Michael discussed the Sonoma Valley winegrowing region, what makes that area special for grape growing and producing distinctive wines. With the holiday season underway, the group discussed Sonoma Valley’s annual gingerbread contest.  Every December, wineries across that region create amazing gingerbread houses that are put on display in their tasting rooms and consumer vote on their favorites through social media. Click here to view this year’s Gingerbread entries.

Steve Sangiacomo also talked about his family’s history of farming in Sonoma County that dates back to the 1920s and their sustainable farming practices.

Sangiacomo gingerbread contest