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.

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Great Review for My Book!

I am gratified to share another wonderful review for my book – Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. “This is a book like no other. It is a combination of autobiography and beautiful poetic prose: “This sweaty ferment that is the wine production business is like

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The Mirassou Family’s Legacy in San Jose

Thank you, Mary Orlin, for your wonderful story in Edible Silicon Valley about the Mirassou family and its legacy of winemaking in the South Bay. Below is a little taste. MO: Why is it important to tell your lineage story, and what is the Mirassou legacy? SKM: The fundamental reason for wanting

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New Reviews and Podcasts for Lineage Book

More reviews and podcast appearances related to Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. From the Midwest Book Review: “Offering a unique and true insider’s perspective to the California wine making industry, “Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine” is an impressively informative blend

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Featured on SipSipHooray! Podcast

I had the great pleasure to be a guest on Mary Orlin and Mary Babbitt’s podcast: SipSipHooray! to talk about family history, Livermore Valley, wine, and the publication of my book, Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. Both Marys are long-time wine industry experts and friends.

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Family History in San Jose Recounted in Mercury News Story

Laura Ness, a long-time local wine writer, has written a wonderful article about the South Bay family history of the Mirassou family that appears in the San Jose Mercury News. Much of this material appears in Steven Kent Mirassou’s new book – Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in

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Featured on The Secret Thoughts of CEOs Podcast

I appeared on Chris Yonker’s The Secret Thoughts of CEOs podcast recently. You can hear the episode here. Chris is a wonderfully intuitive coach who specializes in helping companies create succession plans. We had an opportunity to talk about dealing with loss while still trying to move a company forward. Chris’ philosophy of

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Lineage Book Press Release

From wineindustryadvisor.com comes the press release for Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. Livermore Valley, California—July 26, 2021— Steven Kent Mirassou, 6th-generation winemaker, has just released a book that weaves together his personal experiences in the wine industry with the history of his winemaking ancestors. “Lineage: Life

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