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Ep 96: Napa Roots See Paso’s Promise

March 14, 2024

Where Wine Takes You – Episode Highlights 

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In today’s episode of Where Wine Takes You hosted by Adam Montiel, we explore the theme of “Napa Roots See Paso’s Promise,” shedding light on established Napa brands finding opportunity in Paso Robles. Jane Dunkley, winemaker for Bezel Wines and a member of the renowned Cakebread Wines family, brings a wealth of experience from across the globe, infusing her wines with the distinct character of the Central Coast. With a journey spanning from her native Australia to Portugal, Italy, and finally to California, Jane’s on-the-ground knowledge of Edna Valley and Paso Robles amplifies the dynamic flavors of Bezel Wines, enriching the region’s winemaking landscape.

Meanwhile, Katie Povah of Postmark Wines, rooted in Sonoma County’s wine culture, represents a new generation of winemakers drawn to the promise of Paso Robles. Graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in wine and viticulture, Katie’s career has been marked by a passion for crafting wines that reflect the terroir of the Central Coast. From her tenure at esteemed wineries like Cambria to her current role at The Duckhorn Portfolio, Katie’s expertise and dedication continue to shape the narrative of Paso Robles’ burgeoning wine scene. Her commitment to showcasing the character and complexity of the region’s wines resonates in every bottle of Postmark Wines, solidifying her place as a trailblazer in the Paso Robles wine community.

In addition to our insightful conversations with Jane and Katie, this episode of Where Wine Takes You also features a Travel Paso Spotlight showcasing Destination Paso, a pioneering experience and concierge company in Paso Robles. Adam sits down with co-owners Shelbi Wilson and Molly Kastendieck, whose combined 20 years of experience in Paso wine, hospitality, and service have culminated in the creation of Destination Paso. As the first of its kind in Paso Robles, Destination Paso offers visitors a curated and immersive journey through the region’s rich wine culture, providing personalized experiences and insider access to hidden gems. Their passion for Paso Robles and dedication to delivering unparalleled hospitality truly embody the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines the Paso wine country experience.

Join us on this remarkable journey in the world of wine, where every sip tells a story and every guest brings a unique perspective. Cheers to where wine takes you! 🍷  

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Join us on this remarkable journey in the world of wine, where every sip tells a story and every guest brings a unique perspective. Cheers to where wine takes you! 🍷 

Where Wine Takes You is executive produced by Paso Wine.

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WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir.

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

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