BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES


  • SUB-TOPICS Of BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES CHAPTER
    • Books, Magazine, People, TV., Website, Podcast, Maps & Wine
    • Association & Wine
    • Pioneers & Wine

BIBLIOGRAPHY A List of the Books Referred to In a Scholarly Work, Usually Printed as a Appendix.  A List of the Written Sources of Information Used On a Subject.

  • I Have Extended My Bibliography to Include All Books, Video/ TV., Websites, Podcast, People/ Pioneers of the Wine World That I Have Encountered.

I Claim Almost No Original Information In Regards to the Wine World.  My Contributions to the Wine World With Demystifying “The Vine” Are as Follows…

  • DEREKS ORINGINAL CREDITS
    • Credit For…The Compilation of the Large Amount of Information Taking From My Personal Research and Travels Around the Wine World. 
    • Credit For…Organization of D.theV.’s  “Wine Contentious Issue” Section.
    • Credit For…Organization of D.theV.’s “Wine Winds of the World” Section.
    • Credit For...Organization of D.theV.’s “Wine Philosophy” Section.
    • Credit For…Organization of D.theV.’s “Wine Pioneers” Section.
    • Credit For…Organization of D.theV.’s “Topographic Scale Description”.

I Have Gathered a Considerable Amount of Information From These Sources and My Research and Travels Around the World.  The Opened Ended Endeavor That Demystifying “The Vine” Has Become Couldn’t Be Possible Without Them.


BOOKS & WINE

  • ~Aspler, Tony/ Berger, Dan~ North American Wine Routes
  • ~Atkin, Tim~  South Africa Special Report
  • ~Bacciocco, Derek~ Demystifying The Vine
  • ~Fabiano, Ana~  The Wine Region of Rioja
  • ~Feiring, Alice~  Dirty Guide to Wine
  • ~Ford, Adam~  Vermouth
  • ~Galet, Pierre~  Cepages et Vignobles de France
  • ~Goldstein, Evan~  Wines of South America
  • ~Gregory, Conal R.~  The Cognac Companion
  • ~Harding, Julia~  “Wine Grapes (Co-Auther)
  • ~Herbst, Ron & Sharon~ Wine Lover’s Companion
  • ~Keevil, Susan~  Visual Reference Guides, Wines of the World
  • ~Kelly, Richard~  Definitive Guide to the Wines of the Loire
  • ~James, Tim~  Wines of the New South Africa
  • ~Johnson, Hugh~  The World Atlas of  Wine
  • ~McGregor, L. & Bartholomae, E.~ Wineries of the Cape
  • ~MacNeil, Karen~  Wine Bible
  • ~Maltman, Alex~ Vineyards, Rocks, & Soil
  • ~Mendelson, Richard~  Appellation Napa Valley
  • ~Livingstone-Learmonth, John~ The Wines of Northern Rhone
  • ~Puckette, Madeline~  Wine Folly
  • ~Mayberry, Robert W~  Wines of Rhone Valley: A Guide to the Origins
  • ~Purser, Elizabeth~  The Wines of the Pacific North-West
  • ~Richards, Peter~  Wines of Chile
  • ~Robinson, Jancis~  Oxford Companion/ Wine Grapes(Co-Auther)
  • ~Steiner, Rudolf~  What of Bio-Dynamics
  • ~Stevenson, Tom~  Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia
  • ~Vouillamoz, Jose~Wine Grapes,  (Co-Auther)

MAGAZINES & WINE

  • Decanter Magazine
  • Fine Wine
  • The Somm Journal
  • The Tasting Panel
  • Wine & Spirit
  • Wine Spectator Magazine
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine

PEOPLE & WINE

  • ~Belding, Wayne~  “Master Sommelier”
  • ~Boone, Virginie~  “Wine Enthusiast/ Contributing Editor”
  • ~Brostrom, Geralyn~ “Education Director/ Italian Wine Central”
  • ~Burns, Scott~  “Professor Emeritus- Geology, Portland State University”
  • ~Cook, Greg~  “Wine & Chemistry”
  • ~Cruth, Geoff~  “Master Sommelier”/ “President GuildSomm”
  • ~Dane, Fred~  “Master Sommelier”(1st American)/ “Legion”/ President GuildSomm
  • ~Gallagher, Andy~  “Certified Professional Soil Classifier”/ “Soil Scientist”
  • ~Grieco, Paul~  “Sommelier”/ “Owner of Terroir Restaurant”/ Champion of Riesling
  • ~Jardine, Jason~  “Winemaking” at Hanzell, Moon Mountain AVA.
  • ~Keck, David~  “Master Sommelier”
  • ~Nesbitt, Alistair~ “Viti-Climatologist”
  • ~Selley, Richard~  “Geologist”
  • ~Stone, Larry~  “Master Sommelier”/ “Wine Maker-Lingua Franca”
  • ~Tanghe, Chris~  “Master Sommelier”/ “Chief Instructor/ Guild Somm”
  • ~Wiest, Rudi~  “German Wine Importer”

WINE CRITICS

  • ~Atkin, Tim~ MW.
  • ~Galloni, Antonio~ The Wine Advocate, Started Vinous.com
  • ~Laube, James~ Wine Spectator/ California
  • ~Martin, Neal~ Started Website Wine-Journal.com
  • ~Meadows, Allen~ Started Publication Burghound
  • ~Robinson, Jancis~ Well Respected Critic/ Personality
  • ~Suckling, James~ Internationally Regarded as a Influential Critic
  • ~Tanzer, Stephen~ Publisher, Wine Cellar

TV. & WINE

  • ~Aspler, Tony~  “Ports to Remember”
  • ~Clark, Oz~  “Author, TV. Personality”
  • ~Fagan, Michael~  “Discovering Wines”
  • ~Matthew Horkey & Charine Tans~  “Exotic Wine Travel”
  • ~Micheal J. Neal~  “MJNVS/ Micheal J. Neal Viticultural Services Videos”
  • ~Tom~  “Tom Viticultural Videos”
  • ~Vanerchuck, Gary~  “Video, Author”
  • ~Wine Spectator Video~

WEB-SITE & WINE

  • Appellation America.com
  • DtheV.com
  • Edenwines.com
  • Everyvine.com
  • Fridge Wine.com
  • Germanvines.de
  • Grape Growers.com
  • Guild of Sommelier.com
  • National Soil Survey Cooperative.com
  • Somm Journal.com
  • Vinoge.com      Georgian Wine Site
  • Vinous.com
  • Vitis International Variety Catalque VIVC.
  • Wikipedia.com
  • Wine Berserkers.com
  • Wines of Chile.Org
  • Wines of Argentina.Org
  • Wine Folly.com
  • Wine Review Online.com
  • Wine Searcher.com

POD-CASTS & WINE

  • ~Booth, Jason~  “Wines for Sophisticated Homies”
  • ~Chappy~ “Cru”
  • ~Clark, Brian~  “Grape Radio.com”
  • ~Calvert, Brian~  “North-West Wine Radio”
  • ~Dalton, Levi~  “I’ll Drink to That”
  • ~Davis, Jeff~  “On the Wine Road”
  • ~Duane, Jim~  “Inside Winemaking”
  • ~Kate, Emily~  ” History of Wine and The Vine”
  • ~Kruth, Geoff~  “Guild of Sommeliers”
  • ~Meyers, Kyle~ “The Extract”
  • ~Nato, Betty, Tony~ “Weekly Wine Show”
  • ~Rashap, Mark~ “Another Bottle Down”
  • ~Scarcebrook, James~ “The Vinecast”
  • ~Scott, Chris~ “UK. Wine Show”
  • ~Scott, Chris~  “Great North-West Wine”
  • ~Snyder, Elizabeth~  “Wine For Normal People”
  • ~Wilson, David~  “Grape Encounters Radio”

BLOGS & WINE

  • ~Red Wine Guys~

MAPS & WINE

  • ~Delong Maps~
  • ~Google Maps~

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS

Additional Contributors Are Wine People I Have Interacted With Who Have Made 2 Contributions to  Demystifying “The Vine”.

  • ~Acosta, Omar~ “Wine Personality and Wine Video Producer.”
  • ~Bliss, Shira~ “Wine & People Are My Passion. Tour With Me In San Diego County, Birth Place of California Grapes.”  www.sdbeerwine.com
  • ~Carannante, Jerry “Alto Piemonte~ Wine Enthusiast and Piemonte Expert.”
    • ***Most Prolific Additional Contributor
  • ~Chalmers, Ken “Wine Retail Owner, Bird Rock Fine Wine, La Jolla/ California.” 
  • ~Garrett, Colleen Patricia~ “More of a History Nerd Than a Wine Nerd Who Enjoys Unique and Boutique Wines From Across the Globe.”
  • ~Johnston, Chris~ “Sippin’ Wine, Feelin’ Fine, In the Sunshine.”
  • ~Lowdermik, Ricky~ “UC. Davis Graduate In Viticulture & Enology.”
  • ~Romero, Paulina~ “Bright Wine Mind Who Doesn’t Want Her Wine In a Box.”
  • ~Rowland, Tyler~ “Il Vinomatico”, Interest Lie Both In Viticulture & Viniculture.”
  • ~Shanahand, Eric~ “Budding Wine Mind.”
  • ~Winchell, Mark~ “An Ardent Researcher of Wine With Passion to Drink More.”

The REAL PEOPLE, The WINE PEOPLE

I Want to Also Acknowledge Every Person I Have Ever Had a Meaningful Wine Conversation With That Included Educated Dialogue During My Journey.



ASSOCIATIONS/ SOURCES


ASSOCIATIONS Group of People Organized For a Joint Purpose, Who Usually Provide a Link Between That Organization and People.

  • As it Pertains to Wine, a Usually Grass-Roots Way For Growers to Pool, Resources and Raise Awareness Through Joint Tastings and Conferences Where They Can Work With the Trade and Public at Large.

I Feel Associations Are the Best Way to Get Close to the Source Information and the People Excited to Share Their Knowledge With You.” Most Associations Have Web-Sites/ Videos, or Trade Tastings.


Old World

EUROPEFRANCE

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Bureau National Interprofessionel de L’Armagnac~ BNIA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac~
    • Mission~ To Develop and Promote Cognac, Representing the Best Interests of /All Cognac Professionals Including Growers, Merchants and Members of Other Activities Related to the Cognac Trade.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Alliance de Crus Bourgeois du Medoc~
    • Mission~ Private Membership Association That Was Formed to Promote Recognition and Quality Among Medoc Wine Producers Not Classified In 1855. Membership Applied For From Vintage to Vintage, as of 2008 Membership is For 5 Year Period to Help Produces Market On Bottles.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~General Union of Champagne Vine Growers~
    • Mission~ Created In 1919 the Syndicate Brings Together More Than 99% of Champagne Vintners and Nearly 20,000 Members. Its Vocation is to Defend and Preserve the Interest of the Champagne Vineyards, While Accompanying the Winemakers In the Complexity of the Management of Their Farms.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne~ CIVC.
    • Mission~ Regulatory Body In Champagne Responsible For Mediating Relationships Between Grape Growers and Champagne Producers.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Vins de Bandol~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~Le Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin De Bordeaux~
    • Mission~ Represents 10,000 Bordeaux Grape Growers and Wine Producers and 400 Negociants.  Seeks to Promote the Interests of Its Members Via National and International Communication Channels, Conduct Research Into Market Trends In Both Production to Distributions.
      • Small Tax On Producers Based On Volume of Juice Produced. Taxes Go the Promotion of the Bordeaux Wine Industry as a Whole.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Union of producers and Growers of Cremant de Bourgogne UPECB.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Syndicat Viticole de l’Appellation Tavel~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Scholar Guild: French Wine Scholar~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Syndicat Viticole de l’Appellation Tavel~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Association de la Sommelerie Interationale~
    • Mission~ To Promote Excellence in Hotel and Restaurant Beverage Service. Members are Worldwide and Come From Diverse Backgrounds and Experiences, they Share a Proven Mastery of the Art, Science and History That Informs a Sommelier Work.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Guild of Sommelier~ International Membership Organization For Sommeliers and Wine Professionals.
    • Mission~  To Promote Excellence In Hotel and Restaurant Beverage Service. Members Are Worldwide and Come From Diverse Backgrounds and Experiences, They Share a Proven Mastery of the Art, Science and History That Informs a Sommelier Work.”
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Haute Valeur Environnementale~ HVE. (France)
    • MissionFrench Environmental Certification For Grape Growers
  • ASSOICATIONS~ ~National Forest Office~
    • Mission~ Guarantees Sustainable Management of Forests As Certified by the Program For the Endorsement of Forest Certification.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Ecoscience Provence/ La Consifne de Provence
    • Mission~ Organization That Collects Bottles and Removes Their Labels Before Washing and Distributing Them Back to to Participating Wineries.

EUROPEITALY

  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Consorzio Vini d’Abruzzo~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio del Vino Brunello de Montalcino~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio Vino Mantovani~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio Collio~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio del Vino Orcia~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio di Bolgheri~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio Tutela Vini Colli Berici~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio di Tutela Primitivo di Manduria~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Alto Adige Wine Consortium~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio Vini-Valtellina~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio Per la Tutela del Franciacorta~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano~
    • Mission~ To Ensure the Correct Management of The Appellation; To Enhance the Value, Defend the DOC., and Carry Out Research and Development.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Conorzio Marchio Storico dei Lambrushi Mondenesi~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Maestranza dei Vigneri~
    • Mission~ 1435 Winegrowers Guild/ Modern Reinvention In Sicily.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Vermouth di Torino InstituteAlliance of 15 Brands
    • Mission~ Aims to Value, Promote and Enhance the Quality of Vermouth di Torino and Its Continued Expansion In Global Markets With All Producers Working In Synergy.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Lucca Biodinamica~
    • Mission~ To Share Knowledge, Materials and Equipment Among Its Members In an Effort to Promote Biodynamic Agriculture.

EUROPE SPAIN/ PORTUGAL

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Associacao Portuguesa da Cortica~
    • Mission~ Cork Growers and Manufactures, Founding In 1956 and Located In Santa Maria de Lamas In Northern Portugal.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of Portugal~
    • Mission~ To Create an Appetite For Portuguese Wines, Making Them More Competitive; Increase the Wines of Portugal Perceived Value Leveraging the Growth In Market Value.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Grandes Pagos de Espana~ GPdE.
    • Mission~ Upholds and Promotes the Culture Around Vino di Pago Wines, and Ensures Wines Are Produced In a Specific Terroir, Reflecting the Unmistakable Personality of Its Soils, Topography and Climate.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Ribeiro Wine~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Para la Promocion del Vino de Garnacha~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consejo Regulador Ribeiro Sacra Wine~
    • Mission~ To Guarantee the Origen of the Product, Assure the Quality of the Product and Promote the Wines Produced Under the Umbrella of the DO..
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Catalan Agricultural Institute of San Isidro~
    • Mission~ Civil Organization Which Represents Catalan Agriculture/ Viticulture and Helps to Develop and Benefit the Sector.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Consell Regulador DOQ. Priorat~

EUROPEGERMANY

  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Rheingau Charta~
    • Mission~ 1983 Formed to Promote Classic Dry Wine Style of Riesling From Rheingau Region, Validates Dry Wines Within a System That Only Awards Sugar Level. “Charta” Bottles Distinguished by Three Roman Arches.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Verband Deutscher Pradikatsweinguter~ VDP. /Association of German Pradikats (and Quality) Wine Esates
    • Mission~ German Vintners Who Are Committed to Terroir-Driven Viticulture at the Highest Level.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Maxime Herkunft Rheinhessen~ 90 Members/ 7% of Vineyards
    • Mission~ Belief In the Origins or Rheinhessen, Follows 3 Tiers of Wine Production: Estate Wine, Village Wine and Single-Vineyard Wine.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~German Wine Institute/ Deutsches Weininstitut~ DWI.
    • Mission~ Located In Mainz and State Affiliated Since 2,000.  Industry’s Marketing Organization Responsible For the Generic Promotion of the Quality and Sales of German Wine Domestically and Abroad.

EUROPEOTHER

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Austria Wine.com~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~United Kingdom Vineyard Association~ UKVA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Bulgaria National Vine and Wine Chamber~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Georgia Wine Association~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of Macedonia~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of Montenegro~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of Slovakia~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Agricultural Cooperatives of Limnos~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~New Wines of Greece~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Tokaji Trade Council~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wien Wien~ Members Committed to the Production of Gemischter Satz
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of the Balkans~
    • Mission~ To Propagate Wine Culture IN the Balkan Region, Share Relevant Vinous Information and Connect Wine Lovers From All Over the World.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~English Wine Producers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of Great Britain~
    • Mission~ To Advance the Multiple Interests of All Its Members to Establish Great Britain as One of the Worlds Great Quality Wine Regions.

New World

CALIFORNIASONOMA

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Alexander Valley Winegrowers AVW.~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Carneros Wine Alliance~
    • Mission~ Committed to Promoting the Distinction, Diversity and Quality of Grapes Grown In Carneros
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Fort Ross-Seaview~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance~
    • Mission~ Promote Winegrowers and Vinters Within the Petaluma Gap and Foster the Production of Wines From Petaluma Gap Fruit.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Rockpile Grape Growers Association~
    • Mission~ Support Regions Grape Growers Through Shared Best Practices, as Well as to Educate Wine Connoisseurs About the Stellar Grape Growing Conditions  Inherent to the Rockpile Region.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Russian River Valley WinegrowersRRVW.
    • Mission~ Dedicated to Promoting the Russian River Valley as the Premier Region For Growing Cool Climate Grapes
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Sonoma County Winegrowers~
    • Mission~ To Increase the Value of Sonoma County Winegrapes and to Nurture and Protect This Agricultural Resource For Future Generations.
    • Sonoma County Sustainable Initiative– To Become the Nations First 100% Certified Sustainable Wine Regions by 2019

CALIFORNIANAPA

  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Napa Green~
    • Mission~ To Protect and Restore the Napa River Watershed, Sanving, Energy and Water, Reducing Waste and Carbon Footprint and Being Conscientious Employers and Good Neighbors.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~California Certified Organic FarmersCCOF.
    • Mission~ Non-Profit Organization That Advances Organic Agriculture For A Healthy World Through Organic Certification, Education and Advocacy.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Napa Valley Grapegrowers NVG.~
    • Mission– Established In 1975 as a Committe On How and When Grape Prices Are Determined.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Napa Valley Vintners Association NVV.~ Formed 1944 With 7 Members, Now +550 Members.
    •  Original 7 Members: Beaulieu, C. Mondavi & Sons, Inglenook, Larkmead, Louis M. Martini, Louis Stralla, Napa Valley Cooperative.
    • MissionTo Present a United Front & To Eat Drink and Be Merry
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Oakville Wine Makers~
    • Mission~ A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Promoting and Preserving the Oakville AVA. In Napa Valley.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Rutherford Dust Society~
    • Mission~ Safeguarding the Future the Napa River, Protecting Salmon and Reducing the Treat From Pierce’s Disease.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Combeville Vintners & Growers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Stags Leap Wine Growers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Stags Leap District Winery~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Carneros Wine Alliance~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Suisun Valley Vinters & Growers~

CALIFORNIACENTRAL COAST

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Arroyo Seco Winegrowers~
    • Mission~ Provides Advocacy, Marketing and Suppoort to Its Members by Educating Customers, Media and Trade
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Los Olivos District Winegrowers Alliance~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance~
    • Mission~ Non-Profit Trade Association Aiming to Strengthen Awarenesss and Attract Wine Enthusiasts to Paso Robles.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Santa Rita Hills Winemakers Alliance~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Santa Barbara Vinters~
    • Mission~ To Support and Promote Santa Barbara County as a World-Class, Authentic Wine Producing and Wine Grape Growing Region.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~SLO. Coast Wine~
    • Mission~ With Just 30 Members Wineries Averaging Only Five Miles From the Coast, We Invite You to Thoroughly Explore the Cool Climate, Handcrafted Wines of the SLO. Coast.

CALIFORNIAOTHER

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Anderson Valley Winegrowers~
    • Mission~ Supporting the Region Grape Growers and Wineries While Promoting the Regions Wines.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~California Sustainable Winemakers Alliance~ CSWA.
    • Mission~ Nonprofit Organization That Promotes Environmental Stewardship and Social Responsibility In the California Wine Community.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Livermore Valley Winegrowers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Lamorinda Winegrowers~
    • Mission~ Provide On-Going Education and Support For Its Members In Areas of Vineyard Maintenance and Management and Winemaking.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Lake Country Wine Grape Growers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Lodi Rules, Sustainable Winegrowing~
    • Mission~ Support Farmer, Vintners and Entire Agricultural Community That Embraces Their Responsibility to Are For the Environment and the People.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Malibu Coast Vintners and Grape Growers Alliance~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Ramona Valley Vineyard~
    • Mission~ To Promote, Protect and Enhance the Ramona Valley AVA., Our Wines, Vintners and Community.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners~
    •  Mission~ Organization That Brings Together the Talents and Resources of Its Members, Partners and Community to Promote the Production and Appreciation of Wine Grown or Produced With the AVA..
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Sustainability In Practice~ SIP.
    • Mission~ Helps Farmers and Winemakers Demonstrate Their Dedication to Preserving and Protecting Natural and Human Resources. SIP.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Vineyard Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~San Diego County Vinters~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Vineyard Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains~
    • Mission~ To Enhance the Quality, Profitability and Reputation of Winegrape Production In the Appellation Through Promotion and Education.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~California Sustainable Winemakers Alliance~ CSWA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~El Dorada Grapes Growers~
    • Mission~ To Promote Premium Wine Grape Growing and the Wine Grape Industry In El Dorado County.

IDAHO

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Lewis & Clark Valley~

OREGON

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Calaveras Winegrowers Alliance~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Chehalem Mountain Winegrowers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Rogue Valley Winegrowers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~South Willamette Wineries Association~
    • Mission~ Group of Vineyards, Wineries and Vintners That Are Passionate About Increasing the Awareness Visitation and Prestige of the South Willamette Wine Growing Region.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Southern Oregon Winery~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Umpqua Valley Winegrowers~
    • MissionNon-Profit Member Organization Dedicated to Promoting the Wineries and Vineyards Located in Douglas County. We Work Collaboratively to Produce Experiences and Event That Demonstrate the Quality and Diverse Variety of Wines Made In Our Appellation.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wine Grape Growers~

WASHINGTON

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Columbia Valley Winery~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Red Mountain AVA. Alliance~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Washington State Grape Society~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Washington State Wine Commission~
    • MissionCharges Wine Producers .14 Cents a Case For Promotion and Research
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines North-West~

USA.- OTHER

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Long Island Merlot Alliance~
    • Mission~ To Promote the Merlots Wines From Long Island as Well as the Island Itself.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Historic Vineyard Society~
    • Mission~ Dedicated to the Preservation of California’s Historic Vineyards, and the Educating the Wine-Drinking Public On the Very Special Nature of This Precious and Depleting State, National and Global Resource.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Sustainability In Practice~ SIP.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~National Cooperative Soil Survey~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Meritage Association~

AUSTRALIA

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Rutherglen Muscat Producers Syndicate~
    • Mission~ Group of Producers Who Grow, Produce, and Defend Liqueur Muscat.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wine Australia~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Coonawarra Vignerons~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Mount Gambier Winegrowers~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wine Tasmania~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Barossa Wine and Grape~
    • Mission~ Responsible For Promoting the Barossa Brand. It Serves as the Representative Body For Communicating the Barossa Vision Through Highlighting Its People and Places.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Barossa Old Vine Charter~
    • MissionInstituted to Register and Quantified Vineyards by Age So That Older Vines Could Be Preserved, Retained and Promoted.

CANADA

  • ASSOCIATIONS–  ~British Columbia Winegrowers~ ABCW
    • Mission~ Collection of 57 Family Owned and Operated Wineries, Accounting For 70% of British Columbia Wine.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario~
    • Mission~ Agency Responsible For maintaining the Integrity of Local Wine Appellations and Enforcing Winemaking and Labelling Standards.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Columbia Vintners Quality Alliance~

SOUTH AFRICA

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of South Africa~ WOSA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Swartland Independent ProducersSIP.
    • Mission~ Like Minded Producers Working to Express a True Sense of Place In the Wine of Swartland.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Cape Port Producers~
    • Mission~ Group Founded In 1992 to State Common Criteria For Different Styles of Port.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of South Africa~ WOSA.
    • Mission~ Industry Organization Which Promotes Exports of South African Wine In Key International Markets.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wine & Agricultural Ethical Trade Association
    • Mission~ To Provide a Pro-Active World-Class and Sustainable Ethical Trade Program For the South Africa Wine Industry.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~The Old Vine Project~
    • Mission~ Sets Standards and Mandate to Keep Old Vines In the Ground.  This Preserves the Vines by Creating a Heritage and Legacy of the Wines and the Vineyards.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Bot River Winegrowers

SOUTH AMERICA

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wine of Uruguay~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Uruguayan National Institute For Viti-Ciniculture~ INAVI.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Movimiento de Vinateros Independientes~ MOVI.
    • Mission~ Chilean Organization of Small, Quality-Oriented Produces to Promote Their Wines.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of Chile~
    • Mission~ Non-Profit Entity Represents the Viticulture Producers of Chile.  To Promote Chilean Wine In a National and International Environment to Encourage Research and Development In New Technologies, to Promote the Development of Workers In the Industry.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~National Sustainability Code of the Chilean Wine Industry~ (Chile)
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Bodegas de Argentina~
    • Mission~ Association of 250 Wineries Following Its Wine & Viticulture Sustainability Protocol.

NEW ZEALAND

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers~ (New Zealand)
    • Mission~  To Collectively Promote Wines From This Special Area of the World.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Greening Waipara~ (Waipara Valley, New Zealand)
    • Mission~ Looks For Ways to Restore “Functional Biodiversity” In the Region.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Waiheke Wine Association~

OTHERS

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Vine Century Club~
    • Mission~ The Wine Century Club is For Adventurous Wine Lovers Worldwide. If You’ve Tasted at Least 100 Different Grape Varieties, Your’re Qualified to Become a Memeber. If You Havent’t Tried 100 Different Grape Varieties, But Are Interested In the Concept, Your’re Welcome to All of Our Events. Please Join Us In Promoting the Awareness of Uncommon Wine Grape Varieties.


PIONEERS Of The WINE WORLD


PIONEERS Someone Who Develops or is the First to Use or Apply a New Methods, Knowledge or Activity.

  • FOREFATHER- Member of Past Generations of One’s Family, or People, an Ancestor.
  • LEGEND- An Extremely Famous Or Notorious Person, Especially In a Particular Field.

Although Most of These Pioneers, Legends and Forefathers Are Dead These Are the Wine People That Have Influenced Me the Most Through My Wine Journey.  Either by Literature or Word of Mouth, My Knowledge of Wine is Base On Their Teachings and the Legacy They Left.  The Bibliography and Dthev.coom Would Be Nothing Without Them.


Pioneers of the Old World

**Refer to Home Pages For Detailed Information On These Pioneers of the Wine World.

  • ~Altare, Elio~ “Barolo”, Outspoken Producer and Leader of Modern Barolo Movement.
  • ~Antinori, Marchese Peiro~ “Tuscany”, President of Antinori, Shaped Tuscan Wine.
  • ~Barbier, Rene~ “Catalunya”, 1970’s, Visionary Who Revolutionized Priorat Wines.
  • ~Barolo Boys~ “Piemonte”, Producers to Came Together to Make What They Perceived as the Best Barolo They Could.
  • ~Barolo, Marchese de~ “Barolo”, 1850, Noblewomen Who First Defined Barolo as a Wine.
  • ~Barton, Anthony~ “Medoc”, Owner/ Custodian of Leoville-Barton & Langoa-Barton.
  • ~Basset, Gerard~ “England’, Award Winning WS., MW., and Hotelier
  • ~Boiseaumarie, Baron Pierre~ “France”, Helped Lead AOC. Movement In Chat.-du-Pope.
  • ~Brix, Adolf~ “Austria”, Developed Scale For Measuring Sugar Levels.
  • ~Broadbent, Micheal~ “England”, Master of Wine, Wine Critic, Author, Auctioneer.
  • ~Cambolle, A.P. de~ First Person to Scientifically Study Viticulture Climates.
  • ~Campofiorin, Nino~ “Veneto“, 1964, Gets Credit For First Using the Ripasso Process On Wine.
  • ~Cavazza, Domizio~ “Barbaresco”, Created First Co-Operitive(Cantine Sociali), Considered God-Father of Barbaresco.
  • ~Jean-Michel Cazes~ “Bordeaux“, Owner Chateau Lynch-Bages, Help Bring Winery to Prominence.
  • ~Chaptal, Jean-Claude~ “France”, Chemist Who Developed Chaptalization Procedure.
  • ~Chauvet, Jules~ “France”, Father of Modern Natural Wine Movement.
  • ~Colla, Beppe~ “Barolo”, Founding Fathers of Barolo, Help Define DOC./ First to Promote Single Vineyard Barolo.
  • ~Bize-Leroy, Lalou~ “France”,  “Winemaker”  Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, D’Auvenay and  Leroy.
  • ~Breuer, Bernhard~Germany“, 1983, Founded Rheingau Charta In Rheingau.
  • ~Broadbent, Micheal~ “England”, MW., Wine Critic, Author
  • ~Caprai, Arnaldo~ “Italy“, Champion of Montefalco & Sagrantino In Umbia.
  • ~Celsius~ “Greece” Ancient Philosopher/ Author of “On Medicine”.
  • ~Cluver/ Paul~ “Elgin, South Africa“, 1985, Planted First Commercial Vineyard.
  • ~Columella, Moderates~ “Rome”, 500’s, Wrote 12 Volumes of De Re Rustica the Leading Wine Agriculture Book.
  • ~Cornelissen, Frank~ “Sicily”, Champion of Etna and Modern Natural Wines Movement.
  • ~Currado, Alfredo~ “Langhe“, Barolo Producer/ “The Father of Arneis”.
  • ~Domecq, Jose Ignacio~ “Jerez”, Winemaker/ Pedro Domecq Wineries In Jerez.
  • ~Duboeuf, Franck~ “Beaujolais“, Catalyst For Building International Reputation For Beaujolais Wines.
  • ~Duboeuf, George~ “Beaujolais”, Marketed His Beaujolais Nouveau Wine to the World.
  • ~Dubourdieu, Denis~ “Bordeaux”,  Winemaker/ Professor  at University of Bordeaux.
  • ~Floria, Vincenzo~ “Sicily”, Influenced Exportation of Marsala Wines Throughout World.
  • ~Forrester, Baron~ “Portugal”, 1800’s, Visionary Who Mapped the Duoro Valley In Detail.
  • ~Gang of Four~ “Beaujolais”M. Lapuerre, G. Breton, J. Paul Thevenet, J. Follard, Y. Metras.
  • ~Fernandez, Alejandro~ “Spain”, Founded Tinto Pesquera Winery In Ribera del Duero.
  • ~Forador, Elisabetta~ “Italy”, Leader Modern Natural Wine Movement In Alto Adige.
  • ~Gaja, Angelo~ “Piemonte”, Helped Revolutionize Vinification of Nebbiolo.
  • ~Gaja, Giovanni~ “Piemonte”, One of the Founding Fathers of Barbaresco.
  • ~Galet, Pierra~ “France”, 1900’s, Ampelographer and Author.
  • ~Gambert de Loche, Louis~ “France”, Founder French Appellation System.
  • ~Gascq-Leoville, Alexandre~ Nobleman From Gascony, Marketed St. Julien On Grand Scale.
  • ~Gravner, Josko~ “Friuli“, Maverick, Promoting Old Styles and Amphora In Collio.
  • ~Grazia, Marco de~ “Piemonte”/ “America”,  Wine Importer/ Marketer/ Manager of Barolo Boys In Langhe and USA..
  • ~Guigal, Etienne & Marcel~ “France”, Founder & Owner of Guigal Estate In Rhone.
  • ~Hippocrates~ “Greece”, Ancient Greek Doctor (Founder of Western Medicine)
  • ~Hochar, Serge~ “Lebanon”, Owner/ Winemaker of Chateau Musar.
  • ~Holden, Patrick~ ‘England“, Campaigns For Organic and Sustainable Farming.
  • ~Howard, Sir Albert~ Founder of Organic Farming Movement.
  • ~Pope John XXII~ “Rhone”, Promotion of Viticulture the Southern Rhone.
  • ~James, Walter~ Coined Term Organic Farming, Concept of Farm as an Organism.
  • ~Joly, Nicolas~ “France”, Leader In Loire, Modern Natural Wine Pioneer/ Bio-Dynamics
  • ~Johnson, Hugh~ “England”, OBE., Wine-Writer/ Author/ Expert.
  • ~Kettmeir, Giuseppe~ “Italy”, Influenced Modernization, International Sales In Alto Adige.
  • ~Koppen, Wladimir~“Germany”, Responsible For Koppen’s Climate Classification.
  • ~Legegron, Isablea~ “France”, Pioneer of Modern Natural Wine Movement.
  • ~Lavoisier, Antoine~ “France” 1700’s, “Grandfather of Modern Wine Chemistry”.
  • ~Lossen, Ernst~ “German”, Winemaker, Owner of Weingut Dr. Loosen In Mosel.
  • ~Gascq-Leoville, Alexandre de~ “Medoc”, Helped Marketed St. Julien On Grand Scale.
  • ~Mascarello, Barolo~ “Barolo”, Producer and Iconic Symbol of the Traditionalist.
  • ~Masso, Walter~ “Piemonte”, Helped Save Timarasso Grape From Extinction In Toronesi.
  • ~Mentzelopoulos, Laura & Corinne~“Medoc”, Owns and Run Chateau Margaux.
  • ~Millardet, Pierre-Maire~ “Jura”, Discovered How to Graft French Vinifera Vines Onto American Rootstock.
  • ~Morris, Jasper~ “England”, “Merchant/ Author- Inside Burgundy: The Vineyards, the Wine, & the People.
  • ~Monks~ “Burgundy”, Keeping and Progressing Wine Culture Alive, During Dark Times.
  • ~Moueix, Christian~ “Bordeaux”, Winemaker and President of a Negociant House In Bordeaux.
  • ~Muller, Herman~ “Switzerland”, Botanist/Plant Physiologist/Oenologist/ Grape Breeder.
  • ~Musso, Giuseppe~ “Barbaresco”, Father of Barbaresco and Helped Shape Industry.
  • ~Natenadze, Giorgi~ “Georgia“, His Team Rehabilitated and Restored Ancient Vine Terraces From the 1500’s.
  • ~Negrul, A.M.~ “Russian“, “Ground Breaking”, Ampelographer.
  • ~Nonino, Giannola~ “Piemonte“, Championed Single Varietal Grappa of Extreme Quality.
  • ~Overnoy, Pierre~ “France”, Leader In Jura Modern Natural Wine Movement.
  • ~Oechsle, Ferdinand~ “Germany”,  Invented the Oechsle Scale.
  • ~Palacios, Alvaro~ “Spain”, Wine-Grower, Who Helped Revitalized Priorat.
  • ~Pasteur, Louis~ “France”, First to Define the Biological Process of Fermentation.
  • ~Pastrana, Carles~ “Catalunya”, Patriarch of Modern Priorat, Owns L’Obac & Miserere.
  • ~Perea Pascuas Brothers~ “Spain”, Founded Vina Pedrosa Winery In Ribera del Duero.
  • ~Perignon, Dom~“Champagne”1670’s, Cellar Master In Hatvillers- Get Credit For Producing Blanc de Noir.
  • ~Perrin, Jean- Pierre~“Rhone”, Winemaker/ Owner of Perrin & Tablas Creek.
  • ~Peynaud, Prof. Emile~ “Bordeaux‘, “Forefather of Modern Oenology”, Helped Modernize Bordeaux.
  • ~Pliny the Elder~ “Greece“, Ancient Philosopher/ Author of “Natural History”.
  • ~Quintarelli, Giuseppe~ “Valpolicella”, Known as the Maestro of Veneto, For His Amarone Wine.
  • ~Radikon, Stanko~ “Collio”, Mavericks, Promoting Skin Contact and Amphora.
  • ~Rakoczy~ “Hungary” 1730’s, Transylvanian Prince, Delimited 28 Villages From Quality.
  • ~Ratti, Renato~ “Barolo”, 1970, Helped Revolutionized Modern Movement With Nebbiolo.
  • ~Raventos, Josep“Catalunya”, 1872, Produced First Cava In Penenes.
  • ~Remy, Paul-Emile~ “Cognac”,  Modernized/ Sold Cognacs Under His Family Name.
  • ~Robinson, Jancis~ “England”MS., OBE., Journalist, Wine-Critic/ Writer, Website.
  • ~Rodriguez, Angel~ “Spain“, Founded Martinsancho Winery, Revived Verdejo In Ruedo..
  • ~Rolland, Michel~ “France”, Oenologist & Flying Wine Maker.
  • ~Rouzaud, Jean-Claude~ “Champagne”, President of Champagne Louis Roederer.
  • ~Salisbury-Jones, Sir Guy~ “England”, One of First to Plant Grapes In England.
  • ~Santi, Clemente~ “Tuscany”, 1869, Selected a Biotype of Sangiovese, Invented Modern Brunello.
  • ~Santi, Ferruccio Biondi~ “Tuscany”, Grandson of Clemente Santi, Modernized Brunello.
  • ~Saxon Settlers~ “Romania“, 1200’s, Brought Wine Culture to Romania From the Rhine Valley and Mosel Valley.
  • ~Serres, Oliver di~ “France”, 1600’s, Author and Soil Scientist Who Wrote Leading Wine Agriculture Book of Time.
  • ~Sesti, Giuseppe~ “Tuscany”, Owner/ Winemaker, Castello di Argiano.
  • ~Sichel, Peter Max F.~ “German/ American”,  Wine Merchant, Who Created the Success of the Blue Nun Wine Brand.
  • ~Spurrier, Steven~ “England”, Wine Expert and Former Wine Merchant./ Set Up Judgement of Paris Tasting.
  • ~Steiner, Rudolph~ “Austria”, 1924, Founder of Bio-Dynamics. His Books Become “Bibles” For Mindful Agriculture.
  • ~Sterimberg, Hermit/ Henri G.~ “Rhone”, 1300’s, Crusade Hero Who Lived On Hermitage Hill After the Crusades.
  • ~Symington, Paul~ “Portugal”, President of Symington Family Estate, the Worlds Largest Port Group.
  • ~Tachis, Giacomo~ “Tuscany“, Oenologist For Antinori, Helped Define the Super Tuscan Style.
  • ~Theophrastus~ “Greece“, Ancient Philosopher/ Author of “Material Medica”.
  • ~Thun, Maria~ Founder of Bio-Dynamic Calendar and Champion of Movement.
  • ~Torres, Miguel~ “Catalunya”, Founder of Torres Winery In Penedes and Chile.
  • ~Truel, Paul~ “France”, 1900’s, French, Institut National Agronomique/ Montpelier.
  • ~Wasserman, Becky~ “Burgundy”, American Expatriate Who Became an Ambassador For Burgundy.
  • ~Woodhouse, John~ “English/ Sicily” Introduced Marsala to the English Market.
  • ~Villaine, Aubert~ “Burgundy”, Co-Owner/ Custodian of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.
  • ~Von Bassermann, Friedrich~ “Germany”, Author of Historical Book, “History of Wine”.
  • ~Vouillamor, Dr. Jose~ Author/ Authority On Origin and Parentage of Grape Varieties Through DNA. Profiling.
  • ~Waugh, Harry~ “England”, Wine Merchant, Harveys of Bristol, Mentor to Many In Mid 1900’s.

Pioneers of the New World

**Refer to Home Pages For Detailed Information On These Pioneers of the Wine World.

  • ~Adelsheim, David~ “Willamette”, One of First to Mass Plant Pinot Noir In Chehalem/ Oregon.
  • ~Anderson, Walter & Rhoda~ “Mendocino”, 1851, Planted Vineyard In Anderson Valley.
  • ~Alexander, Cyrus~ “Sonoma”, 1841, Planted First Vines In Alexander Valley.
  • ~Angove, Thomas~  “South Australia“, Gets Credit For Inventing Box-Wine.
  • ~Applegate, Jesse~ “Oregon”, 1870, First to Planted Vines In Umpqua Valley.
  • ~Basque Settlers~ “Uruguay”, 1870’s, Brought Wine to Uruguay.
  • ~Babcock, Bryan~ “Santa Rita Hills”, The ‘Prince of Pinot Noir’, On of First to Plant Vines.
  • ~Bacciocco, Derek~ “California”, Leader In Modern Sommelier Movement and Education.
  • ~Baron, Christophe~ “Oregon“, First to Plant Vines In the Rocks District AVA..
  • ~Bennion, David~ “Santa Cruz”, Founder of  Ridge Winery.
  • ~Bloch, George~ “Dry Creek”, 1868, French Immigrant Who Was One of  First Plant Vines.
  • ~Brajkovich, Mick~ “New Zealand”, 1944, Planted First Vines In Auckland.
  • ~Brander, Fred “Santa Ynez”, One of Earliest People to Plant Vines.
  • ~Bretz, J. Harlen~Washington“, 1900’s, Geologist Who Help Solves the Mystery of Missoula Floods.
  • ~Broughton, Bartholomew~ “Tasmania”, 1823, Planted First Vines In Tasmania.
  • ~Bruce, Davie~ “Santa Cruz”, Influencer In Santa Cruz Mountain AVA Industry Revival.
  • ~Bundschu, Gundlach~ “Sonoma”, Founder of Historical Sonoma Valley Winery.
  • ~Busby, James~ “Hunter Valley”, Godfather of Australia Viticulture.
  • ~Caldwell, John~ “Coombsville”, Vine Propagator/ Smuggler, One of Coombville Original- .
  • ~Catena, Nicolas~ “Medoza”, Credited For Putting Argentina On the Worlds Wine Map.
  • ~Chadwick, Eduardo~ “Chile”, Current Custodian of Errazuriz Winery In Aconcagua.
  • ~Chiles, Joseph~ “Chiles Valley”, 1841, Awarded Original Land Grant, Planted First Vines.
  • ~Clendenen, Jim~ “Santa Maria”, Founder of Au Bon Climat Winery.
  • ~Croser, Brian~ “Australia”, Dedicated to Improving Australia Wine In Adelaide Hills.
  • ~Dal Pizzzol, Antonia~ “Brazil”, Lead/ Influenced “Small Producers” In Brazil.
  • ~Draper, Paul~ “Santa Cruz”, Original Winemaker at Ridge Winery.
  • ~Dunn, Randy~ “Napa”, One of Howell Mountain Original Grape Grower.
  • ~Duval, John~ “Barossa”, Winemaker at Penfolds For 29 Years, Now Old Own Label.
  • ~Eberle, Gary~ “Paso Robles”, Original Planted Syrah, Lead Petition For Paso Robles AVA..
  • ~Edmeades, Dr. Donald~ “Mendocino”, Modern Movement of Producers In Anderson Valley.
  • ~Emmolo, Salvatore~ “Napa”, Major Rootstock Business In Napa Valley After Prohibition.
  • ~Errazuriz, Maximiano~ “Chile”, 1870, Founded Errazuriz Winery In Aconcagua.
  • ~Espinoza, Alvaro~ “Chile”, Leader of Chilean Biodynamic Movement.
  • ~Evans, Len~ “Australia”, Winemaker, Promoter, Judge, Teacher.
  • ~Errazuriz, Maximiano~“Chile”, 1870, Founded Errazuriz Winery.
  • ~Founding Families~ “Hunter Valley”, Draytons, McGuigans, Tyrrells, Wyndhams.
  • ~Fay, Nathan~ “Napa”, First to Plant Vine In Stags Leap District AVA..
  • ~Founding Fathers Red Mountain 
    • ~John Williams~ ~Jim Holmes~  @Kiona Vineyards
  • ~Founding Fathers of Walla Walla~ Modern Post-Prohibition Starts In Late 70’s
    • ~Rick Small~  @Woodward Canyon                                   ~Casey McClellan~
    • ~Gary/ Nancy Figgins~ @Leonetti                                    ~Gordy Venneri~
    • ~Baker/ Jean Ferguson~ @L’Ecole                                    ~Dr. Myles Anderson~
    • ~Alex/ Jeannette Golitzin~ @Quilceda Creek
  • ~Founding Fathers of Willamette~ These Families Helped Build the Oregon  Wine Industry.
    • ~David & Ginny Adelshein(Adelsheim Vineyard)     ~Joe & Pat Campbell(Elk Cove)
    • ~Dick Erath(Erath)       ~Bill & Virginia Fuller~ (Tualatin Vineyard)
    • ~David & Diana Lett(Eyrie Vineyards)       ~Dick & Nancy Ponzi~ (Ponzi Vineyards)
    • ~Myron Redford(Amity Vineyard)       ~Bill & Susan Sokol Blosser~ (Sokol Blosser)
    • ~Ronald & Marjorie Vuylsteke~ (Oak Knoll)        ~Ed King~ (King Estate
  • ~Fox, Jerry~ “Washington”, First to Plant Vines In Wahluke Slope.
  • ~Hammond, Charles~ “Lake County”, 1893, Best American, Red Wine at World Exposition.
  • ~Haraszthy, Agoston~ “Sonoma”,  Hungarian Immigrant Helped Create Commercial Wine Industry In California.
  • ~Hargraves, Alex~ “New York“, First to Plant Vineyards In 1973 On Long Island.
  • ~Husch, Tony~ “Mendocino”, Lead Modern Movement of Producers In Anderson Valley.
  • ~Gallo, Giuseppe, Ernest & Julio~Modesto“, Italian-American Wine Family.
  • ~Geisse, Mario~ “Brazil”, Helped Usher In “Sparkling Wine Movement” In Brazil.
  • ~German Immigrants~ “Texas”, 1800’s, First to Cultivate Vines In Fredericksburg.
  • ~German Settlers~ “Australia”, Lutherans Fleeing to Barossa From Religious Persecution.
  • ~Graff, Dick~ “Chalone/ Oregon”, 1960’s, Revitalized Chalone AVA..
  • ~Hallengren, S.B.~ “Dry Creek”, 1868, Swedish Immigrant Who Planted First Vines.
  • ~Heitz, Joe~ “Napa”, 1966, Planted Martha’a Vineyard In Rutherford.
  • ~Huaso/ Chilean Cowboy~ “Chile’, Countrymen, Horsemen.
  • ~Italian Immigrants of Walla Walla~ “Walla Walla”, 1850’s, First to Plant Grapes In Valley.
  • ~Jefferson, Thomas~ “Virginia”, First Distinguish American Viticulturist.
  • ~Langtry, Lilly~ Guenoc Valley”, 1854, One of First to Plant Vines In Lake County.
  • ~Lohr, Jerry~ “Central Coast“, One of First Wine Producers to Mass Produce Wine In Monterey County.
  • ~Jooste, Duggie & Lowell~ “South Africa”, Redeveloped the Estate Klein Constantia.
  • ~Konstantin, Dr. Frank~ “New York”, Championed Techniques For Growing Vitis Vinifera In Cold Weather Finger Lakes.
  • ~Krafzeck, Marta~ “Monterey”,  County’s First Female Winemaker.
  • ~Krug, Charles~ “Napa”, 1861, Open First Commercial Winery In Napa.
  • ~Latour, George de~ “Napa”, Started Beaulieu Vineyards and Influential In Napa Culture.
  • ~Lehmann, Peter~ “Australia”Barons of the Barossa and a legend of Australian Wine.
  • ~Lindquist, Bob~ “Central Coast”, Original Rhone Ranger and Started Qupe Winery.
  • ~Livermore, Robert~ “Livermore”, 1839, Purchased Most of Livermore Valley.
  • ~Lohr, Jerry~ “Paso Robles”, 1980, Recognized the Potential For Bordeaux Varietals.
  • ~Longoria, Rick~ “Santa Barbara”Helped Santa Barbara County Wines Commercially.
  • ~Masson, Paul~ “Santa Cruz”, 1870, Burgundy Winemaker Who First Planted Here.
  • ~Macul, Cousino~ “Chile”, 1856- Planted Oldest Vineyard In Chile.
  • ~Maxcy, A.E.~ “Valley Center”, 1852, Planted First Commercial Winery, 350 Acre.
  • ~McPherson, Clinton “Doc”~ First to Plant Vineyards In High Plains.
  • ~Melchor, Don~ “Chile”, Started Concha y Toro Winery, Chile’s Largest Producer.
  • ~Meredith, Carole~ “Napa”, Phd./ Grape Geneticist at UC. Davis(DNA Fingerprinting).
  • ~Mondavi, Robert~ “Napa”, Napa Valley Legend  the 1960’s and Subsequently Branding Napa Throughout the World.
  • ~Montes, Aurelio~ “Chile”, Godfather of Chilean Wine, Quality Viniculturist.
  • ~Newell, Reginald/ Yong Zhu~ 1990, Researchers Who Coined the Climate Term “Atmospheric River”.
  • ~Niebaum, Gustave~ “Napa”, Late 1800’s, Finnish Immigrant/ Pioneers of Napa and Who Built Inglenook Estate.
  • ~Ochagavia, Silvestra~ “Chile”, 1850, Started Vina Ochagavia In Santiago.
  • ~O’Higgins, Bernardo~ “Chile”, Leader Chile’s Independence Wars From Spain.
  • ~Ogulin Family~ “Lake County”, 1870, Planted Vineyards In High Valley.
  • ~Parra, Pedro~ “Chile“, Wine Consultant/ Soil Expert/ Masters Degree In Precision Agriculture.
  • ~Pedroncelli, Giovanni~ “Dry Creek”, Helped Modernize Industry Post Prohibition.
  • ~Perold, Abraham~ “South Africa”, 1925, Produce Pinotage, X=Cinsault & Pinot Noir.
  • ~Phelps, Joe~ “Napa” 1970, One of the Pioneers of the Modern Napa Movement and Mentor to Many.
  • ~Pritchard, Charles~ “Napa”, 1890, Planted First Vines On Pritchard Mountain.
  • ~Peterlongo, Manoel~ “Brazil”, 1913, Make First Sparkling Wines In Brazil.
  • ~Peterson, Joel~ “Sonoma”, Old-Vineyard Owner, Historical Vineyard Society.
  • ~Quigley, Brenna~ “America”, Masters In Geology, Work as Consultant In Wine Industry.
  • ~Ray, Martin~ “Santa Cruz”, 1940’s, Help Develope Mount Edna Winery.
  • ~Riddick, John~ “Australia”, 1890’s, First to Plant Vines In Coonawarra.
  • ~Pardee, Joseph T.~ Washington“, 1900’s, Geologist Who Help Solves the Mystery of Missoula Floods.
  • ~Pirie, Andrew~ “Tasmania”, Planted First Vineyard at Piper Brooks.
  • ~Pisoni, Gary~ Smuggled In a Set of Cutting For His Santa Lucia Highlands Vineyard.
  • ~Pizzato, Flavio~ “Brazil”, Lead/ Influenced “New Wine Movement” In Brazil.
  • ~Pope, William~Napa“,  1841, Granted Property.
  • ~Rochioli, J.~ “Sonoma”, One of the First Pinot Noir Pioneers of the Russian River.
  • ~Rhone Rangers~ “Central Coast”, Champions Rhone Varietal On Central Coast.
    • ~Randall Graham~         ~Joseph Phelps~         ~Ken Brown~  
    • ~John Macready~            ~Bill Crawford~          ~Fred Cline~
    • ~Bob Lindquist~          ~John Cushman~
  • ~Rutini, Felipe~ “Mendoza“, 1885, Italian Immigrant Who First to Plant Vines In the Uca Valley.
  • ~Sanford, Richard~ “Santa Barbara”, First to Plant Pinot Noir In Santa Rita Hills.
  • ~Schram, Jacob“Napa”, 1868″ Planted First Vines On Diamond Mountain.
  • ~Schubert, Max~ “Australia”, 1940’sWinemaker and Creator of Penfolds.
  • ~Selyem, William~ “Sonoma”, One of the First Pinot Noir Pioneers of the Russian River.
  • ~Serra, Junipero~ “California”, Father of California Wine, Planted Most of 1st. Vineyards.
  • ~Singleton, Vernon~ “California”UC. Davis Professor of Wine-Science/ Phenolics.
  • ~Skinner, James~ “Sierra Foothills”, First to Plant Vineyards In Fairplay.
  • ~Snipes, Ben~ “Washington”, Cattle Farmer Who First Settled In Snipes Mountain Area.
  • ~Sommer, Richard~ “Oregon”, 1961, Planted First Vineyards In Near Roseburg.
  • ~Swan, Joseph~ “Sonoma”, Early Pioneer of Pinot Noir In Russian River.
  • ~Tam, Charles~ “Chalone”, 1919, Planted First Grapes In Chalone.
  • ~Tapia, Tiburcio~ “California”, 1838, Planted Vines at Rancho Cucamonga.
  • ~Tchelistcheff, Andre~ “Napa”, Winemaker/ Legend Beaulieu Vineyards In Post Prohibition Era, Inspired.
  • ~Thompson, Ken~ “Oregon”, First to Planted Vineyard In Elkton.
  • ~Vache, Theophile~ “San Benito”, 1850’s,  French Immigrant Planted Vines In San Benito.
  • ~Valdivieso, Alberto~ “Chile”, 1879, Introduced Sparkling In Chile.
  • ~Van Der Stel, Simon~ “South Africa”, Named His Grant of Land Constantia.
  • ~Vedeer, Peter~ “Napa”, 1864, Planted First Vines On Mount Veeder.
  • ~Wente, Carl H.~ “Livermore”, Credited For Championing Chardonnay In California.
  • ~Wetzel, Harry~ “Sonoma”, First to Plant Chardonnay the Sonoma Valley.
  • ~Wrey, George~ “Lake County”, 1884, One of First to Buy Land and Plant Vineyards.
  • ~Yount, George~ “Napa”, 1831, Help Settle Napa and Yountville Was Named After.
  • ~Zuccardi, Jose Alberta~ “Argentina”, Leader of Modern Wine Movement In Mendoza.


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