When Wine Is Your Work, Life, and Community with Sara Morgenstern


Sara Morgenstern is a wine buyer and beverage director in Sonoma County.

Learn More About Sara Here

Sara is one of those people that if you try to introduce her to someone, she’s already good friends with them and if you ask her to join in on a project, she’ll dive in head first even though her calendar is already fully booked.

She’s some what of a local celebrity here in Sonoma County, particularly in Healdsburg for those in the wine industry, most notably for her work at the imported wine shop/bar and grilled cheese joint, Bergamot Alley, but also for her work with 7% Solution, which you’ll learn about in this episode, Banshee Wines, Raft Wines, and now the soon to be 501c3 Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief and the annual Burgundy festival, Le Paulée de San Francisco coming up from February 27 to March 3, 2018.

I really enjoyed chatting with Sara as we not only cover everything that I already mentioned, but we dig into her story, how the recent wildfires have personally affected her, and we try wines from winemakers who she considers her brothers.

I also want to say thank you to Heather Hawkins & Woody Hambrick of Alysian Wines & Vermouth for letting Sara and I occupy their space in Healdsburg for a couple hours to record.

In this episode we mention...
Bergamot Alley
7% Solution
Evan Lewandowski, Ruth Lewandowski Wines
Banshee Wines
Real Wine Fair
Sam Bilbro, Idlewild Wines
Arnot-Roberts Wines
Mike Lucia, Rootdown Wine Cellars
Jen Reichardt, Raft Wines
Jamie Motley Wines
David Ramey Interview
Sam Lando, Lando Wines
Scotti Schultz, Jolie Laide
Blair Guthrie Interview
Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief
Le Paulée de San Francisco
Rebuild Wine Country
Schatzi Wines

Wines We Tasted...
2013 Ruth Lewandowski, Naomi
2015 Rootdown Wine Cellars, Trousseau Gris
2016 Jolie Laide, Gamay Noir
2015 Domaine Ruet, Chiroubles “Les Fontenelle”
Alysian Vermouth, Bianco