FIVE ICONS OF SONOMA VALLEY WINE WALK INTO A DINER.
On a recent weekday morning, sunny and seasonably warm in the late summer days approaching harvest, a handful of local wine legends gathered at the Fremont Diner in southern Sonoma Valley.
Some represent families that have farmed The Valley for generations. There were a couple new rising stars – even a Spanish transplant. But that morning, they were just a bunch of grape growers and winemakers having breakfast and sharing a few good laughs.
While they’d never admit it themselves, the people at the counter that morning represent some of the most accomplished and interesting people in the wine industry today.
Come get to know them a little better: