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We were fascinated by a recent report stating that 50% of family-owned wineries on the west coast will change hands by 2017. The findings of the survey and report were released by Rob McMillan of Silicon Valley Bank, and Deborah Steinthal of Scion Advisors. David Topper and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity […]

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A recent study forecast that 50% of family-owned wineries on the west coast will change hands by 2017. The findings of the survey and report were released by Rob McMillan, of Silicon Valley Bank, and Deborah Steinthal, of Scion Advisors. Goosecross proprietor, David Topper, and Nancy Hawks Miller, Director of Education, talk with Rob and […]

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NVWR® 65 – Wine Basics Class

by David on May 13, 2008

We’re moving into my favorite time of year – with the weather warming up it’s time to start tours and classes at Goosecross again! Wine Basics Class© Goosecross is pleased to announce the 14th season of our free Wine Basics Class! Please join us at Goosecross Cellars for a morning of fun, informative, and down […]

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NVWR® 64 – Peter Marks, Master of Wine

by David on April 22, 2008

In this episode, Peter Marks, will tell us about what he does, how he attained the title “Master of Wine” and what kinds of career opportunities exist for those who pursue this very demanding course of study.

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NVWR® 60 – The History of Goosecross

by David on January 29, 2008

In this episode, Goosecross owners Geoff Gorsuch and David and Colleen Topper chat with Nancy Hawks Miller, Director of Education, about how Goosecross got started and a few brief thoughts about where its future lies.

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Over the years, so many people have asked “How do I start a vineyard or a winery? Is it something that’s attainable for the average person?” It’s a big question, but we’re going to try to answer it, at least in part, by talking it over with Mark Freund, our Account Manager at Silicon Valley […]

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