Ep 39: Coast Pioneer & Visionary – Kenneth Volk Wines | Founder of Wild Horse Winery
December 9, 2021
Kenneth Volk is a pioneer and visionary in wine-making here on the central coast. One of the early ones, he founded Wild Horse Vineyard & Winery in the early 80’s and over 20 years scaled it from 600 cases to over 150,000. He sold the brand later and started Kenneth Volk Wines which produces to this day.
He talks candidly about it all, the acquisition of Wild Horse, how grape varietals get misidentified, even shares a harrowing story he has not shared publicly before about the aftermath of the 2003 earthquake and what he witnessed it do to his winery. Ken Volk leaves it all on the table and is about as real as it gets.
Original music on WWTY, “Good Company”, performed by Moonshiner Collective.
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