I have a gold medal show for you, listeners. Today’s guest is Bart Hansen, the founder and owner of Dane Cellars, a winery in Sonoma Valley, California. With a lifelong passion for fine wine, Bart became a winemaker early on in his career. Then in 2007 he and his wife opened their own place where they make delicious bordeaux-inspired wines. He has his own podcast, the Wine Makers, if you want to hear more about his work.
Delicious wines aside, I asked Bart to be on the show because, in the spirit of our episode with Idaho farmer Cori Wittman, I wanted to showcase someone who lives, breathes, and works the land, as well as to show how climate change can impact some of our favorite treats in life. (Spoiler alert: it’s not just wine that is imperiled… someday we’ll talk about climate impacts on coffee beans.)
Open a bottle (haha) and take a listen: