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.

Art and Wine: Revisiting Collector’s Circle Labels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, one of the five First-Growths from the Left Bank of Bordeaux has worked with some of the greatest artists of the 20th century to create original artwork to adorn their grand vin. Back in 2003, I borrowed this idea and made it as personal as possible by inviting family and friends to contribute to our collection of wine labels. Nearly 20 years later, the breadth and beauty of the paintings, collages, sculpture, and photography has added mightily to the quality of the wine experience for my team and for our wine club members.

Revisiting our gallery of label images from our original wine club, I found this label for Icarus, a Syrah I made from Ghielmetti Vineyard, then one of our estate sites. 2005 was an auspicious year, as it was the first true vintage from Ghielmetti and it was the year we moved La Rochelle, our former Pinot Noir brand, from San Jose to the Livermore Valley. I painted the label in 2002.

 

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