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.

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 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.”

 

 

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