Steven kent mirassou

Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine
by Steven Kent Mirassou
Hardcover – June 2021

Steven Kent Mirassou received his BA in American Literature from the George Washington University and his MA in Literature from NYU. He was born in the Salinas Valley and grew up in San Jose and Los Gatos before going east to college. Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine is his first book.

Mirassou started his wine career in sales but found his true passion after moving into the production side of the business in 1996. Steven has made the highest rated wines from the Livermore Valley, is a founder of the Mount Diablo Highlands Wine Quality Alliance, and the President of the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Association.

Steven has four adult children, April Coffey, Aidan Mirassou, Katherine Mirassou, and Sara Mirassou. He lives in Pleasanton, CA with his fiancée, Nancy Castro, and their three dogs.

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Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine

by Steven Kent Mirassou
Hardcover – June 2021

Recent reviews:

“I’m not certain about this, but I think that almost everything worthwhile in life starts with passion. Steven Kent Mirassou clearly has a passion for making wine and this radiates from every page of his book, Lineage. But Mirassou also has a passion for people, a passion for healthy food, and a passion for writing. He has crafted every line of this book much as he crafts his very fine wines, and his life. Give the book Lineage a taste.  You’ll finish it and be glad that you did.”
— James Patterson, legendary writer, philanthropist and New York Times best-selling author

“Slashes of palpable passion and color from this verbal winemaking painter. An unforgettable dive into a generational California family wine legacy. You will emerge knowing why wine is magic.”
— Robin Daniel Lail, Napa Valley icon and founder of Lail Vineyards

“Those who tire of reading endless wine descriptors or impenetrable technical winemaker notes will find something different here – a book by a sixth generation California winemaker who thinks and writes passionately about art, literature, and the mystical experience of making and living with wine. It is both moving and delicious.”
— Paul Wagner, leading wine industry authority and founder of Balzac Communications

“With Lineage, Steven Mirassou gives you an up-close-and-personal deep dive into all aspects of the winemaking journey:  the family history, the feel of the vineyard, the smells of the winery and the action of harvest.  With this book we have a love letter to a process, a lifestyle, and one of California’s most overlooked, but historic, winegrowing regions of California, the Livermore Valley AVA.”
— Jim Rollston, Master Sommlier and Wine Director of 3 Michelin-star restaurant, Manresa 



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