Auction 15 | Lot No. 137
Study in Red
5 cases produced
While born in the US, I was raised in Berlin. I started my winemaking career in 1979 at a little winery in the Nahe region of Germany with an apprenticeship, followed by 3 years of schooling mixed with winery experience from small to large. Upon getting my diploma, my young family moved to Napa. I made wine at Sunny St. Helena Winery, Gauer Estate in Sonoma, Mountain View Vintners, and Paraiso Springs in Monterey, gaining experience with grapes grown in several regions. In 1998 I ventured out on my own, and by 2000 had established the Waterstone brand with business partner Brent Shortridge.
Country born: United States
Education: Staatlich geprufter Techniker fur Weinban und Kellerwirtschaft
Walter Schug was my first mentor upon arriving in the US
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
It is my goal to let the vineyard speak in my wines. I try not to interfere with the expression of terroir, and am careful to ensure that the oak does not overshadow fruit expression.
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?
A: This wine allowed us to explore blends from a single vineyard. We harvest 4 different reds from Truchard Vineyard, each bottled separately. Study in Red was our chance to find a distinct red from Carneros.
1st Avenue Wine House
3412 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids IA 52402
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection