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Hanging in Healdsburg, mentors and interview with David Ramey, Ramey Cellars.


Hanging in Healdsburg, mentors and interview with David Ramey, Ramey Cellars. ON THE ROAD with MR CA WINE is about California’s cool, aspirational lifestyle and awesome wines hosted by Chuck Cramer, a California native, living in London and is the Director of European sales & marketing, Terlato Wines. This is a wine journey covering the hottest topics in CA wine, chatting along the way with the experts who make it all happen. This week’s episode includes an interview with David Ramey, Ramey Cellars.


15 Jul 2021

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Patriot Preacher and David Ramey Discuss Raising Godly Children

Patriot Preacher Podcast

Patriot Preacher and David Ramey continue in this segment's theme of discussing the family and what it means to raise Godly Children


25 Sep 2020

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#6 - David Ramey [Winemaker]

Golden West Podcast

Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by David Ramey and his wife Carla. After sixteen years making wine in Sonoma County, and firmly establishing Matanzas Creek and Chalk Hill wineries in the marketplace, David crossed the Mayacamas to spend six years in the Napa Valley–first as winemaker for Dominus Estate and project manager for the construction of their new winery; then helping Leslie Rudd reshape the Girard Winery into Rudd Oakville. David’s groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts, sur lies aging and malolactic and barrel fermentation yielded a new California style that was richer, more lush and silky smooth than previously known. As a result, he created a benchmark style now emulated by many. David earned a graduate degree from the University of California at Davis, where his 1979 thesis on volatile ester hydrolysis (translation: how aromas evolve in wine) is still used today to understand how wine ages.  https://www.rameywine.com/story/david-ramey/ https://www.sidebarcellars.com/ https://twitter.com/ramey_david We Talk About: A random trip to Los Angeles with a future well-known winemaker from Santa Cruz His involvement in many brands and projects including Simi, Dominus, Rudd, Matanzas Creek, and more. How Ramey Wine Cellars started: 260 cases of Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay in 1996 Robert Parker Jr., IPOB, and how to look at "balance" in wine His thoughts on the "natural wine" movement and sulphur dioxide The Ramey Cab Sav from Oakville AVA that you'll want to taste! One varietal that ripens late; could it be part of Napa's future? Story behind the Sidebar brand: the Kerner grape, Lodi Zin, and more

1hr 11mins

18 Jun 2020

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Episode 3: David Ramey

Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast

A wonderful chat with a wonderful man, David Ramey. David is the owner/winemaker of Ramey Wine Cellars and known to many as the Professor of Chardonnay. Ramey shares his past, his present and his future along with a few laughs on this episode of the Cork & Taylor Podcast.


15 Jun 2020

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Next Round: Seasoned California Winemaker David Ramey on Using Past Crises to Inform Current Ones

VinePair Podcast

Zach speaks with longtime California winemaker David Ramey, owner and winemaker at Ramey Wine Cellars, about the ways in which his experiences in previous economic downturns are helping him chart a course for his winery moving forward. Please send any requests or suggestions for future Next Round conversations to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


9 Jun 2020

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Dayton Business Radio: David Ramey with Strategic Leadership Associates

Dayton Business Radio

David Ramey founded and has been President of Strategic Leadership Associates, Inc. since 1987. He formerly served as President of Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning, a national conference and training center in Dayton, Ohio. He served as Interim Chief Administrator for the American Association of Tissue Banks in Washington, D.C., restructuring that organization. Dave completed […]The post Dayton Business Radio: David Ramey with Strategic Leadership Associates appeared first on Business RadioX ®.

9 Jun 2020

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Ramey Wine Cellars - David Ramey

Wine Soundtrack - USA

Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by David Ramey and his wife Carla. After sixteen years making wine in Sonoma County, and firmly establishing Matanzas Creek and Chalk Hill wineries in the marketplace, David crossed the Mayacamas to spend six years in the Napa Valley--first as VP-Winemaker for Dominus Estate and project manager for the construction of their new winery; then helping Leslie Rudd reshape the Girard Winery into Rudd Oakville.In 2014, David & Carla founded Sidebar Cellars, which adheres to the same quality winemaking at Ramey Wine Cellars while producing wines that are of different varietals (Kerner, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, etc.). These wines are also meant to be consumed when they are young and fresh.To make great wines, David takes chances, often harvesting his grapes at the last possible moment. The resulting wines are praised among colleagues, consumers and the media alike. Most importantly, they are the wines David dreams of brought to graceful, delicious life.Visit Ramey Wine Cellar profile at https://www.winesoundtrack.com/cantine/ramey-wine-cellars-david-ramey


26 Aug 2019

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IDTT Wine 468: David Ramey and the Evolution of Chardonnay

I'll Drink to That! Wine Talk

David Ramey is the founder and co-owner of Ramey Wine Cellars and Sidebar Cellars, both based in Sonoma County, California.David shares his career path in California wineries from Simi, to Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus Estate, Rudd Estate, and starting wine labels of his own. While discussing those various work experiences, David also shares what he learned at each point, and how this would evolve into his winemaking approach today. He goes grape variety by variety, explaining key aspects he has learned about each. David also gives his thoughts on winemaking topics such as whole cluster, malolactic conversion, reduction, oxidation, tannin management, infusion vs. extraction, barrel aging, and more. This episode gives a clear picture of how California winemaking has changed over the decades, and breaks down some key winemaking concepts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 2mins

1 Jul 2019

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David Ramey from Ramey Wine Cellars

California Wine Country

Tom Simoneau has brought David Ramey and the Ramey family in to join Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger today on California Wine Country. Barry Herbst is back from a trip to France where he visited all of the Boisset family properties. Boisset wines were mentioned on Tom Simoneau's 2018 Wines of the Year show last December.)David's wife Carla, their elder daughter Claire, who has worked in the family business for six years and her brother Alan who also works at the winery. David Ramey got a MS in Oenology from UC Davis in 1979 and then worked at Pomerol in France, then he worked in Australia. The had his first harvest job in Sonoma County in 1978. In Spring 1980 he became assistant winemaker to Zelma Long at Simi Winery. A lot of his fellow students got winemaking jobs straight out of college but David was happy to learn as an assistant from a great master. His career continued through several great wineries. They stated their own winery when he went to Dominus to run everything. He started making Chardonnay in 1996. He got some grapes from Larry Hyde, and he still makes Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay. David remembers being chosen as Tom Simoneau's Wine of the Year several years ago when his daughter was a young child. David was also on California Wine Country on this show from  February 28, 2018.They taste a 2016 Russian River Chardonnay. It is the largest production wine that they make. This is a blend, they also make single-vineyard productions, which they will also taste. This comes from several great vineyards in Sonoma County. David Ramey explains that the story of his wine is native yeast, native bacteria from malolactic fermentation and no filtering. They do not own a filter.  There are two types of acid in grape juice, tartaric acid and malic acid. After alcoholic fermentation, there is a class of bacteria that is similar to the ones in yoghurt look for the malic acid which they turn into lactic acid, hence the name "malolactic fermentation" or ML for short.All wines would undergo this unless the winemaker intervenes. This is what he calls Neo-Traditional or Neo-Burgundian. This is the way wine has been made in Burgundy for hundreds of years. They usually don't bottle one year until after the harvest of the next year. They spend a year on the lees, which are the spent yeast cells. When you short-circuit the time on the lees, you lose the texture and delicacy that otherwise it might have.Dan says that David makes wines that have unbelievable acidity and good terroir characteristics and they deserve time in the bottle. Dan goes on to say that Chardonnay is like red wine without color and Pinot Noir is like white wine but with color, because of its feeble phenolic constitution, with weak tannins.Ramey Wine Cellars makes seven different Chardonnays. Tom SImoneau notes that all of their Chardonnay wines have unique character.Barry Herbst says that Bottle Barn has lots of Ramey Wine Cellars wines and that they are easy to sell. David Ramey says that Bottle Barn is one of the best places to buy wine in the whole country.David Ramey talks about their plans for a new winery in the heart of Sonoma County Pinot Noir country. He hopes will be ready for the 2021 harvest. There are two now historic hop kilns and a bailing barn on the property. They currently have two long-term leased buildings in Healdsburg by appointment at 10 am or 2pm.The Pinot Noir is smooth and elegant, says Tom Simoneau. Dan Berger says it's perfectly balanced and the acidity is perfectly balanced with the fruit flavors. As they pour a taste of a Syrah, Dan Berger makes a prediction that in 100 years, David will be more famous for Syrah than for anything else.


20 Mar 2019

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The Wine Makers – David Ramey

The Wine Makers on Radio Misfits

The guys sit down with yet another Sonoma County Icon, David Ramey.  From his years in France at Chateau Petrus to Healdsburg CA., David Ramey is known as one of California’s best and most respected winemakers. His efforts have helped shape the way many wines in the US are made today.  David lets us in on his own philosophies of wine making and life making for a truly authentic and tremendously interesting show. http://www.rameywine.com The post The Wine Makers – David Ramey appeared first on Radio Misfits.

1hr 6mins

12 Oct 2018