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 California Wine. Mirassou writes glowingly of his time growing up at the family winery before heading off to college, and then – lovingly – of his time back at his winery as an adult.
Ness does a great job of capturing what it was like for Mirassou to discover where one of his true passions lay:
“My reaction, was, ‘This is what I should be doing!’ There’s a magic to wine, and in creating anything really, especially something that appeals to someone on such an emotional level. It’s an amazing and cool thing to be involved in.”