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

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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.

Connecting One to Fundamental Things

“The food of the great chefs is a painstakingly thoughtful and radically imaginative distillation of centuries of technique and training upon which the empires of millennia-past forged the most enduring portion of their legacy. While these chefs, or at least the product of their intellect and emotion, spread as some comestible diaspora, creating fortresses of culture for worlds new and original, it was the bottle of wine, hidden in the darkness of the cellar below, that most distinctly connected the food eaten to the one who ate the food.

The indescribable sexiness of great Cabernet Franc reaches its apotheosis when paired with the most gorgeously transformed lamb; the lamb, too, reaches levels of becoming way beyond the significant inputs of and entanglements with great wine only. The web and its individual strands, grand cuisine and ethereal wine, communicate with each other, make synergies beyond the ken of human intellect, to reveal an ecology of taste and experience that connect one to fundamental things.” – Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine

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