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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Old Wine Educates the Winemaker

When I was young and didn’t know anything, young and tannic and fruit-forward wines seemed like the cat’s pajamas. What could be more delicious than the obviousness of youth? Over time that same dumb winemaker, with a little more leather on his hide and many more wines across his gullet

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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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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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A Day at the Press

Newest post on Wine Saves Lives!  Press days can be long, requiring a number of steps to get wine from the fermenter, decanted off of the skins, and the skins into the press. But it is also one of the most fulfilling days of the wine season. As my love

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