How to Achieve Quality & Consistency Over Time with Dan Petroski

courtesy of Larkmead

courtesy of Larkmead

How to Achieve Quality & Consistency Over Time
with Dan Petroski

Dan Petroski is the winemaker of Larkmead and the founder/winemaker of Massican.

After a decade long career in advertising for Time Warner, Dan Petroski got a harvest internship in Italy, booked a flight and didn’t look back. For the next year, he would live as a local in his adopted home of Italy, working in vineyards. From that point onward, Dan knew that wine would take the center focus of not only his career, but his life.

Coming to California with just over a year’s experience, Dan had a challenging time getting a job, until Andy Smith gave him an opportunity. Fast forward to today and Dan has had incredible success including being named “Winemaker of the Year” in 2017 by the SF Chronicle.

In this episode, Dan and I dig into his journey thus far in wine, we philosophize on the topics of loyalty and freedom as a winemaker, and then explore the terroir of Larkmead’s vineyards and the concept behind his white wine only label, Massican.

In this episode we mention... 
Valle Della’Acate 
Andy Smith & DuMol 
Larkmead’s Vineyards 
2017 SF Chronicle Winemaker of the Year