Gustafson Family Vineyard has been a favorite on Wine-Blog, because both owner Dan Gustafson and winemaker Emmett Reed have gone out of their way to over deliver. Both articulate gentlemen are very eager to share. Some people are just easy to be around, and that would be Dan and Emmett.
There’s never been a time when I’ve been in the vineyards with Emmett that I haven’t learned a lot more than what my viticulture 101 class taught me, as well as all my other vit experiences combined. (It’s also fair to say that I’ve learned a great deal from Hector Bedolla.) Emmett explains everything in such a way that’s it’s right there for you to grasp… He’s a great teacher, whether or not he knows it yet.
Emmett takes part in every aspect of grape growing, and then becomes 100 percent involved in the micro winemaking production at Gustafson Family Vineyards.
Jose Diaz conducted the following vineyard interview, and Emmett was right there with perfect, ready answers.
Enjoy. It’s very informative, if you’re looking to learn a bit more about grape growing when it’s so close to harvest.