Decanted: A Winemaker’s Journey
Napa Valley, California remains one of the most remarkable areas to grow wine in the world.
The region enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate, a feature only 2% of the world can boast. Many know Napa Valley as the “wild west” of winemaking due to its minimal regulations. Unlike prominent appellations within the European Union (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, etc.), winemakers in the Napa Valley have the right to grow whatever varietal they wish wherever they wish to grow it, as long as they own the property. The combination of climate and flexible regulations makes Napa Valley unlike anywhere else in the world.
What does it take to make it in Napa Valley? We follow the development of brand new winery, Italics Winegrowers, seen through the eyes of elite Napa Valley winemakers and pacesetters that share a passion for their craft in this small but highly revered wine region.
Like a grape vine extending itself far underground seeking nourishment, the story-telling digs deep to analyse what kind of person decides to jump into this highly competitive and now well – established arena… and – once started on the venture – what it takes to succeed.