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.

Tag: Cabernet Franc

2023 & Cabernet Franc

Check out the video above for a peek behind the cellar door! Steven Kent Mirassou and Beth Murray of The Steven Kent Winery talk about the auspicious start to 2023 and the long day of bottling 8 wines and 1250 over 15 hours…wines and hours that yielded some of the

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L’Autre Côte’s Outer Wrapping

In the midst of making nine blends this week for a mobile bottling run tomorrow, we took a few hours out to make 624 case boxes for our L’Autre Côte Livermore Valley Cabernet Franc. The glass bottles come in plain white boxes (called “contents” boxes) that get dumped one at

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Blending Season – Part One

A new post on Wine Saves Lives! detailing the work and thought that goes into Blending Season. The winemaking team at The Steven Kent Winery will work throughout January to put together its most important wines, hoping to stitch together Beauty from unruly nature and make wines that change lives.

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Talking Cabernet Franc

Here is video of the winemaking team at Steven Kent talking about Cabernet Franc, its inherent beauty and mystery, favored vineyards in the Livermore Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains and why those sites are so magical.

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In Celebration of Cabernet Franc Day

  New post on Wine Saves Lives! in which Steven Kent Mirassou, Aidan Mirassou, and Beth Refsnider – The Steven Kent Winery’s wine-making team – talk about what makes Cabernet Franc such a special grape, why they love these wines so much, and what makes their vineyards in the Livermore

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Ep 2: Behind the Scenes

Here is a behind-the-scenes conversation with the winemaking team of The Steven Kent Winery as they talk about two world-class Cabernet Francs. If you want more content like this think about subscribing to my substack.

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A Deep Dive into Cabernet Franc

The Lineage Wine Collection winemaking team got together recently to drink and talk about the similarities and differences between the Livermore Valley’s finest Cab Franc – L’Autre Côte – and the legendary Samur Champigny producer, Clos Rougeard.

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A New Cheese Shop Adds Culture to Livermore Valley

A friend of mine, Brandon Wood, just opened up a new and magical cheese shop in downtown Livermore. As our wine region becomes more mature and begins showing off its world-class bona fides, it needs more artisanal places like The Cheese Parlor. Brandon and I talk cheese and wine in

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Cabernet Franc Celebration – Keynote Address

Keynote Address to the 3rd Annual Cabernet Franc Celebration Copperopolis, CA April 7, 2022 ________________ Finding Home: Why the Livermore Valley Should Become  Cabernet Franc’s New Spiritual Center   Hello, I’m Steven Kent Mirassou, Proprietor & Winemaker of the Lineage Wine Collection, and I call the Livermore Valley home. I

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Because Cab Franc.

Aging away gracefully is a puncheon of 2021 Cabernet Franc from the Ghielmetti Vineyard destined for Lineage or L’Autre Côte. The 2021 vintage is stunning, perhaps the finest we have yet made though the newly released 2018 is now available and setting the current standard of excellence for Livermore Valley

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