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.

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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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Barbera – Mysterious Origins, Noble Variety

Barbera is like a clue, a cipher left in crabby, penciled writing on parchment grown brown and wrinkled. Like the iconic drifter who saves the town, no one is sure where Barbera came from. Its genetics indicate that it may have been introduced to Italy in the 1600s, but it

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