Get the Dirt about In Vino Musicas from winemaker Jack Vaughan

16 Jul

InVinobottles1. What was your first vintage year? 2014

2. How many cases do you make per vintage? 300

3. Do you have a Tasting Room?  No, but a tasting appointment can be made by contacting us at jack@invinomusicas.com.

4. If not you, who is your winemaker? I am the winemaker, with an AP at Pulchella Winery.

5. What wine made you want to become a winemaker/start your own winery?  I love having wine with music, and letting the purity of wine feed your senses while the music feeds your soul. I started making wines in 2008 to build my winemaking skills so that I could craft wines that paired with different types of music. I use musical terms to describe my wines in an attempt to build a wine and music pairing culture.

6. What varietals do you work with? Which varietal/wine is your favorite to make? Why? 2014 were Grenache, Syrah and Petit Sirah. 2015 is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot/Cab Franc Field Blend and Petite Sirah.

7. What vineyards do you source from? Mainini and Herder

8. What type of oak treatment do you use? Neutral barrels with American and French oak staves.

invino29. What do you love about your winemaking region? What makes it different special? I love sourcing my grapes from the best vineyards that I can find. I really like grapes from the central coast as the quality of grapes are high and the cost for fruit is reasonable, enabling us to craft great wines for our customers at a reasonable cost.

10. What’s the story behind your winery name / label? In Vino Musicas means “In wine there is music”, and we are trying to define a wine and music culture. We believe that the overall profile of wine matches different types of music and can enhance the experience of savoring wine when thoughtfully chosen music pairs with it.

11. What’s the one thing you wish someone had told you about the wine business before you started your own winery?  All of the legal and compliance issues we have to deal.

12. Most importantly, what’s so great about being small? What can you do as a small winemaker, that wouldn’t be possible for larger wineries? I can make the wines the way that I want, and can take the time to craft unique, high quality wines without compromise.

13. How do you view the future in the wine industry for small-lot winemakers? We need to continue to have the need to differentiate not only the wines, but our go to market and how we can be creative not only in our products but also in how we market our products.

14. If you had to choose another wine region to work in what would it be? Santa Barbara County.

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