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How we chose the 2019 Winemaker of the Year By Esther Mobley

December 13, 2019

I thought it was important to look to Napa for a Winemaker of the Year candidate right now, because it's been a complicated year for Napa. Throughout 2019, I found myself reporting stories about Napa Valley that all seemed to portend doom. Normal people can't afford to start wineries here! Climate change is coming! Millennials won't visit! Wine sales are down, and a recession on the horizon!