Michael McClendon is partner and winemaker in Sage's Vintage Custom Crush Winery in Nacogdoches. He's my first guest from east Texas! Michael has a drive toward excellence and a growth mindset that is inspiring. Plus, a new report on 2020 Texas Wine Grape Varieties details some dramatic changes in Texas High Plains vineyard production. And I'm giving gold stars to winery and tasting room staff who've impressed me recently! Cheers y'all!
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Interview: Michael McClendon, Partner and Winemaker at Sage’s Vintage Custom Crush Winery
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Demerits and Gold Stars
Demerit: none this time!
Gold Stars: Tasting room and winery staff!
Welcome Jackie Mancuso, vineyard manager at Southold Farm + Cellars. And 3 cheers to the kitchen for that awesome tasting board!
Thanks Dana and team at Vintner’s Hideaway!
Thanks to The Austin Winery for an enjoyable afternoon! Winemaker and partner Cooper Anderson leads a stellar team that includes winemakers Adrienne Ash (Ash Wines) and Travis Elliott (Elliott Family Wines). Loved nerding out with you!
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