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Ep 85: Striking a Chord – Venteux Vineyards | Midnight Cellars

September 28, 2023

In this exciting episode of “Where Wine Takes You,” our host Adam Montiel takes us on a melodic journey through the enchanting world of wine and music. We delve into the captivating synergy between these two art forms, exploring how they harmonize to create unforgettable experiences. We have the pleasure of recording this episode at Venteux Vineyards in Templeton, a stunning Victorian-style vineyard house that sets the stage for our exploration.

Joining us at Venteux Vineyards are three remarkable guests who shed light on the magical connection between wine and live music. Rich Hartenberger, owner and winemaker of Midnight Cellars, shares his insights on crafting exceptional wines that perfectly complement live performances. Discover how Midnight Cellars has become a haven for both wine enthusiasts and music lovers alike.

We’re also delighted to welcome Katie Rehkugler, the General Manager of Venteux Vineyards, who shares her expertise on leading a team and a venue that enhances the live music experience. Learn about the unique wines and spirits Venteux offers and the enchanting atmosphere they create. 

As a special treat, we’re joined by Dan Curcio of Moonshiner Collective, the talented musician responsible for the podcast’s theme song, “Good Company.” Dan performs our fave podcast theme song live, adding a musical touch that truly strikes a chord with the heart and soul of our podcast. Tune in to discover the extraordinary intersection of wine and music and embark on a sensory journey that defines the essence of “Where Wine Takes You.”

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Where Wine Takes You is produced by Paso Wine. WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir.

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Original music on WWTY, “Good Company”, performed by Moonshiner Collective.

Next time you’re cruising on the central coast, you can tune Adam in on your radio. His morning show, Up & Adam in the Morning, weekday mornings on wine country radio, The Krush 92.5.

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