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 Livermore, CA with his wife, Beth Murray Mirassou, and their two dogs

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Forgotten Gems Found Again

  I had the wonderful opportunity to taste the Steven Kent Winery 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, one of our very early vintages, after locating a half-bottle in a case that was being moved to another warehouse. Beth Refsnider, a member of our winemaking team, took the wine to one of the



Though I knew my family was in the wine business and that my father went about trying to sell it, it wasn’t until I went with my dad and a restaurant friend of his down a steep flight of stairs to the restaurant wine room when I was seven years


Lineage Book Press Release

From comes the press release for Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. Livermore Valley, California—July 26, 2021— Steven Kent Mirassou, 6th-generation winemaker, has just released a book that weaves together his personal experiences in the wine industry with the history of his winemaking ancestors. “Lineage: Life


Signing Lineage

  It is an amazing thrill to be on the verge of having my first book, Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine, in the hands of interested readers. I’m always keen to try things I’ve never done before, and I got to tell you – being


Lineage Arrives and Drops a Pin in the Family Timeline

A journey that started 167 years ago in a vineyard my great-great-great-grandfather planted in San Jose ended yesterday morning on the stamped concrete driveway of my winery with the delivery of the first pallets of Lineage: Life and Love and Sixth Generations in California Wine. As the oldest winemaking family


Cabernet Franc is the Future of the Livermore Valley

Today begins an incredibly exciting journey as the vines were ordered for a thirteen-acre vineyard about two miles east of The Lineage Collection. Clones 214 and 332 of Cabernet Franc will go into the world-class dirt of the Livermore Valley next June and by the time we pick grapes in


Blending Season

Blending wine is like trying to turn over, blindfolded, all the tumblers in a cage whose lock is constantly moving. The Lineage Collection winemaking team’s sole job is to free the shackled prisoner inside. She is Perfect Beauty. We always go into Blending Season with the confidence that she is



The first time I saw our former estate vineyard rolling up from the valley floor to the base of the Altamont hills, the late rays of the summer afternoon were throwing shadows out long and epic on the loamy ground. I slowly drove my truck around the perimeter of the


The Origin of “Lineage”

In this video, I talk about the origin of Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine. All thanks to Imaginem Productions for the beautiful job!


Connecting One to Fundamental Things

“The food of the great chefs is a painstakingly thoughtful and radically imaginative distillation of centuries of technique and training upon which the empires of millennia-past forged the most enduring portion of their legacy. While these chefs, or at least the product of their intellect and emotion, spread as some