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


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

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

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