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

Steven Kent Mirassou Headshot

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: VIDEOS

Winemaking: Pressing Santa Cruz and Napa

New post on Wine Saves Lives! detailing how we press off wines. The Steven Kent Winery has been and is devoted to the Livermore Valley, one of California’s first great wine regions. Livermore is our home, the hospitality scene is burgeoning, great restaurants and improving wines are helping the Valley

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Sampling Barbera for Sparkling

Click on the link to see the latest video from Wine Saves Lives! about sampling for Barbera Rosé. I took a walk this beautiful morning through our Barbera block to gauge how far along the fruit was. We use Barbera, a high-acid grape native to Piemonte in northwestern Italy, to

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Wine Glossary: Racking

New post on Wine Saves Lives! showing what racking is and why it is important. The video attached shows how we rack juice (fermentation has not begun yet) off solid material just after the initial press. To rack is to decant or draw the juice (or wine, at later stages

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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 now that it will be as good as 2017 and 2018 – but I am especially gratified about the wines we made from the Santa

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