Randall Grahm has been rocking the world of winemaking for over 30 years. He began commercially selling wine under the Bonny Doon Vineyard label in 1983 when he opened the winery’s tasting room in the hills north of Santa Cruz, California in the village of Boony Doon.
He authored Been Doon So Long : A Randall Grahm Vinthology (2012), and has the title and responsibilities of being President for life of Bonny Doon Vineyard.
Randall’s accomplishments in the world of wine are as unique as the man himself.
• Aptly titled the Rhone Ranger of California for his work with Rhone varietals.
• Pioneered the use of screw on caps on premium wines.
Read the most recent list of his accolades.
While I have long enjoyed Bonny Doon wines, I was in Santa Cruz to chat with Randall about Bonny Doon cider
• 2013 Querry – 750ml is made with pear, apple and quince
• Winter Nélis Sparkling Perry
Listen to this episode and Cider Chat with Randall Grahm.
Links to the next big Doon step for Randall via the FaceBook page for Popelechum (pronounced “Poh-puh-lou-shoom”) a 400-acre Estate, located just outside of the town of San Juan Bautista, CA.
Contact Bonny Doon Vineyard Winery and Office
328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
- (831) 425-3625
Mentions in this chat with Randall
Eric Bordelet cidermaker inspiring Randall’s palate
Didier Dagueneau, mentored Eric Bordelet
Oregon based US Department of Ag- Germplasm Repository
What is a medlar? And what does it mean to blet a medlar?
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