Tony Soter is one of the most talented and influential wine makers in the world. Tony's fascination with the process of grape growing and wine making began when he first came to Napa Valley in 1975. Tony Soter first founded Etude Wines in 1982. Its name meaning study describes his passion for continuously learning on the wine growing process the mid-1980s, Soter began working as a consulting winemaker in the Napa Valley, assisting luminaries such as Araujo, Niebaum-Coppola, Shafer, Spottswoode, Viader and Dalle Valle. After years of mentoring and encouraging some of Napa Valley's most respected growers and winemakers, he ended his consulting roles to focus exclusively on Soter Vineyards, Etude, and his family.
Podcast Date: 6/1/2007