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: L’Autre Côte 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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Cab Franc AF

  A new post on Wine Saves Lives! about the importance of Cabernet Franc to the future of The Steven Kent Winery.

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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 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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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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White Paper – Cabernet Franc

I explore the history of Cabernet Franc in the Old World and in the New; expand upon recent thoughts of why the Livermore Valley ought to set itself up as the home of the variety in California, and what makes Cab Franc so hedonistically perfect! Check out the White Paper.

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Covid & Cabernet Franc

I am just settling into my office after having gotten my second covid shot earlier today. From a business standpoint, vaccination is all about opening the doors again and opening the doors wide so that we can continue to provide great experiences and great wine for people. That’s the ostensible

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