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.

Category: BOOKS

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 Kindle. My love letter to cellars and vineyards, to wine, and to those whose mission is to add joy and richness to peoples’ lives is

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Lineage Available on Amazon.com

Today, my book Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine is officially birthed to the world and available on Amazon.com. What an amazing feeling! I spent about 18 months before and during Covid writing this love letter to cellars and vineyards, wine, and those crazy and wonderful

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The Lineage Book Launch

  On July 31, 2021, we launched Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine at The Lineage Collection. A video commemorating the event is just above. “Lineage” is a book about one family’s history in the wine business and a history of my winegrowing region. Mostly, though,

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Signing Lineage

  It is an amazing thrill to be on the verge of having my first book, Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine, in the hands of interested readers. I’m always keen to try things I’ve never done before, and I got to tell you – being

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Lineage Arrives and Drops a Pin in the Family Timeline

A journey that started 167 years ago in a vineyard my great-great-great-grandfather planted in San Jose ended yesterday morning on the stamped concrete driveway of my winery with the delivery of the first pallets of Lineage: Life and Love and Sixth Generations in California Wine. As the oldest winemaking family

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The Origin of “Lineage”

In this video, I talk about the origin of Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. All thanks to Imaginem Productions for the beautiful job!

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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

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Hemingway Behaving Badly

When I was 17 I ran with the bulls in Pamplona. That was the plan at least. The real story is that I got so drunk drinking Calimocho the night before that I threw up on myself and passed out in a field outside the bar where I self-poisoned. I

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