First Cut

For those who know the Venge name, they know it’s synonymous with truly exceptional winemaking. Kirk Venge has greatness in his blood: his father Nils Venge was an incredible winemaker in his own right, and gave him all the skill necessary to make an indelible mark on the future of the California wine industry. Today,…

Meet Your New Favorite Neighbor

Most people in the California Wine game are no stranger to Booker Wines and Winemaker Eric Jensen. Jensen specializes in Rhône inspired blends in Paso Robles and has a history of extremely high scores from Robert Parker and other reputable wine critics. In fact, Jensen’s 2014 vintage of “Oublié,” a blend of Grenache, Mourvédre, and…

The New Patron Saint of Paso Robles

Chris Kiranbay is a winemaker for a new generation. By combining the classic styles of Old World wines, and the artistic, and often, hands-off practices of the New World, Kiranbay has created something beautiful and unique: Saint K Wines. A native of Arlington, Virginia, Chris spent 15 years in the restaurant business before working his…