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.

Making Wine is Morning Work

I’m in the winery early on this rainy September morning – a rarity for California, and one of those small challenges we face as farmers and winemakers as it can set back harvest schedules as vineyards (hopefully) dry out, and fruit (hopefully!!) doesn’t plump up too much – doing punchdowns and taking daily readings of fermentation tanks to make sure that things are moving in the direction they should. I love this morning routine; it connects me deeply to the annual mission of producing Beauty, and it usually sets me up for a productive day. New post on Wine Saves Lives! 

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