To Dine For Podcast: Elizabeth Vianna, Winemaker at Chimney Rock Winery

Inside the making of a winemaker

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On this week’s episode of To Dine For, host Kate Sullivan is on location in Napa Valley at Chimney Rock Winery to meet and dine with winemaker Elizabeth Vianna.

Vianna traces her love of winemaking to a single glass of wine when she was a biology major at Vassar College, with plans to go to medical school. Instead, her science background and infatuation with wine propelled her to apply to University of California, Davis and its renowned winemaking program.

Vianna started at Chimney Rock Winery as an intern in 1999, became assistant winemaker in 2002, and winemaker in 2005. She discusses her own personal terroir—where she came from, what she loves, career pivots, and how it all has led to a dynamic career in winemaking.

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