August 30, 2020
knowing more about one of the rising winemakers from California …
On the Trail Blog – A Conversation with Ian Brand, Winemaker & Owner of I. Brand & Family Wines
BY MEGAN GREENE
Ian Brand is one of the hottest rising talents coming out the Central Coast right now. Recently named Winemaker of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle, he is an incredibly passionate winemaker with a vision, not only for his own wines, but for the region as a whole. With no formal education in enology and no financial backing, he has propelled himself forward into the spotlight in a short amount of time. In 2012 (after only five years of making wines), he was named one of the “40 Under 40” by Wine Enthusiast, who described him as “innovative, experimental and eager to push the envelope in Salinas Valley and beyond.” Fast forward to today, and he has three wine brands, La P’tit Paysan, La Marea, and I. Brand & Family, each crafted to capture the unique beauty of the vineyards, the grapes and this distinctive region.
Published: January 15, 2019
Words: MEGAN GREENE
The Vintner Project – A Chat With Monterey Winemaker Ian Brand
BY RANDY SMITH
California’s wine country doesn’t begin and end in Napa.
We hope that if you are a regular reader of this blog that you already knew that. If not, this week’s guest will help drive the point home. He and his wife are doing yeoman-like work trumpeting the wine potential of Monterey County.
Published: January 18, 2019
Words: RANDY SMITH