May 16, 2017 – It’s no secret that wine industry legend and counter-terroirist Randall Grahm has little interest in chasing current trends. He’d much rather set them. And so, he finds himself at a rather interesting crossroads.
After a successful funding campaign to get an irrigation pond built so he could launch his grand grape-breeding experiment at Popelouchum in San Juan Bautista, he is trying to bring some focus to the project. Planting a little bit of everything to see what does well is a fine strategy, but it doesn’t necessarily result in good wine. So he wants to make sure he is planting viable varieties that his posse will find relevant. Which means he wants to plant everything. Focus. It’s harder than it sounds.
Grahm happens to be infatuated … Read More