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 Livermore, CA with his wife, Beth Murray Mirassou, and their two dogs
Talking Cab Franc – Oregon & the Livermore Valley
The Lineage Wine Collection’s winemaking team talk about great Cabernet Francs from Leah Jørgensen Cellars in Oregon and the Steven Kent Winery in the Livermore
The Effects of Wood on Cabernet Franc
In this video, I talk about the effect of different-sized barrels on Cabernet Franc. By looking at samples of the same wine from puncheons and
Woman in Vineyard
“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.”
White Paper – Cabernet Franc
I explore the history of Cabernet Franc in the Old World and in the New; expand upon recent thoughts of why the Livermore Valley ought
Lineage Fits in Your Pocket!
I am thrilled to let you know that my first book, Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine is now available on
A little about the resonant relationship that the winemaker has with time.
More About Balance
Balance as an esthetic requisite and part of an overall sense of the right way to think about and make wine. A work in progress.
2021 – The Comeback Vintage
The 2021 vintage has finally been put to bed. I could not be more excited about the potential quality of this year – thinking right
End of Harvest – Moment of Zen
I’ll delve much deeper into the overall quality and scope of the 2021 vintage in a future post, but I just wanted to share –