Beneath the Skins

California Winemakers Farming for Skin-Contact Wines


Caleb Leisure began making his own wine in 2016, with ten qvevri imported from georgia; he started farming, to optimize his skin-contact wines, in 2019. Steve Matthiasson’s relationship to white wine took a radical turn while he was farming ribolla gialla in Napa Valley. He was working with Luna Vineyards,…

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This story appears in the print issue of August 2020.
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