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.

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Lineage Fits in Your Pocket!

I am thrilled to let you know that my first book, Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine is now available on Kindle. My love letter to cellars and vineyards, to wine, and to those whose mission is to add joy and richness to peoples’ lives is

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Great Review for My Book!

I am gratified to share another wonderful review for my book – Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. “This is a book like no other. It is a combination of autobiography and beautiful poetic prose: “This sweaty ferment that is the wine production business is like

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The Mirassou Family’s Legacy in San Jose

Thank you, Mary Orlin, for your wonderful story in Edible Silicon Valley about the Mirassou family and its legacy of winemaking in the South Bay. Below is a little taste. MO: Why is it important to tell your lineage story, and what is the Mirassou legacy? SKM: The fundamental reason for wanting

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New Reviews and Podcasts for Lineage Book

More reviews and podcast appearances related to Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. From the Midwest Book Review: “Offering a unique and true insider’s perspective to the California wine making industry, “Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine” is an impressively informative blend

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Cabernet Franc Day

“The best Cab Franc continually resonates at a pitch and frequency just out of the range of comfortable explication. It is the great conniver, is Cabernet Franc. At one moment it is as prosaic in the nose as mediocre Merlot—all cherry and wood. In the next though, it’s as mysterious

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Transfiguring Time

“Really good wine gives a pleasure that is thrilling in its physical briefness, and very long in the memories that it creates. A great wine has less to do with how long it can live and more to do with its ability to transfigure the Time that it has.” Excerpt

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Hungry, Tired, Thirsty, and in Love

“The day is winding down and three people are doing what they love, and I even say as much… “isn’t this fucking amazing what we get to do?” We’re about to talk about the ten wines in front of us… what’s compelling about #2 or why we should kick out

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The Connected Table Podcast from the Telluride Wine Festival

  I had the great pleasure to appear on my friends’, David Ransom and Melanie Young’s, podcast – The Connected Table. In this episode, we talk about my new book, Mirassou family history, Livermore Valley, and what makes Cabernet Franc so damn exciting. I originally met Melanie and David on

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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

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The Lineage Book Launch

  On July 31, 2021, we launched Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine at The Lineage Collection. A video commemorating the event is just above. “Lineage” is a book about one family’s history in the wine business and a history of my winegrowing region. Mostly, though,

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