We all love the wines made here in Dry Creek Valley, but how much do you know about the people behind the wines and vines? This month, we put the spotlight on Erik Miller, owner and winemaker of Kokomo Winery. One of the many winemakers in Dry Creek Valley, we asked him a few questions to get behind why he chose to start his winery here, and what makes Dry Creek Valley so special.
Q: What inspired/led you to become a winemaker?
A: I was offered an opportunity to work harvest as a seasonal intern at Belvedere Winery in 2002. After getting to work side by side with the winemaker and seeing what happens during crush I knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life! The diversity of the job, the artistic expression of being a winemaker, and the agriculture component of making a product that represented a particular piece of land was a perfect fit for me. (more…)