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Meet the Winemaker: Elizabeth Vianna- Hill

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Over lunch at The Lambs Membership, we sat down with tastemakers, wine fanatics and Brazilian Winemaker Elizabeth Vianna- Hill of Chimney Rock Vineyard. Chimney Rock Vineyard got here to be in 1980- after Hack and Stella Wilson bought the 180-acre parcel of land, that included a golf course, and the Terlato household took sole possession in 2004. The Stags Leap District property is now identified for prime quality cabernet sauvignon in a serene panorama. Celebrating 40 years this 12 months, with Elizabeth as winemaker for the previous 20 years, we chatted about all issues wine, music and extra.


What’s your favourite a part of being a winemaker? 

I’d say two issues. One, simply strolling the vineyards and being there in that quiet place. It’s my comfortable place. The second factor is this- seeing the wines come alive a desk for folks. In the end, that is what I make wine for. I’ve all the time mentioned my purpose was to make wines that transfer folks. I  wish to make wines that make folks go ” Oh my God”. I need it to be an emotional response.


Do you will have a favourite wine out of your lineup? 

I  don’t -they are all my youngsters!


Is there a wine you wish to make that you just haven’t made but? 

I  would like to make glowing. I  love bubbles.


In the event you weren’t a winemaker, what would you be doing?

I is perhaps a fiction writer-I really like phrases. I  love piano, I really like music.  I perhaps enjoying the blues in a lounge someplace!


What’s in your playlist proper now? 

Music is like wine for me- I  find it irresistible all. Soul, jazz, classical, world music. I’m Brazilian by start so I  love Brazilian music. Once I’m alone on the vineyard and everyone seems to be gone, I often play classical. Proper now, the newest Beyonce album is one in all my favourite albums ever. I find it irresistible all- I  simply love music. I  couldn’t stay with out it.


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Kimberly Fisher

Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a contract author and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has printed over 400 articles in over 44 publications together with Sherman’s Journey, Huffington Publish, JustLuxe, Luxurious Existence UK, eHow, Examiner, Meals Wine Journey Journal, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA As we speak. Disclosure: Kimberly is beneath contract with Casa Del Sol.