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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

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Sep 1, 2022

Wine Road Podcast Episode 157
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 157 | Julius Orth, Director of Hospitality and Tasting Room Manager (and Professional Consumer) from Ektimo Winery

Julius regales us with stories from his fascinating life and tells us what to expect when visiting Ektimo for a tasting while we enjoy the 2019 Ektimo Estate Mount Eden Pinot Noir.

Wine of the Day: 2019 Ektimo Estate Mt. Eden Pinot Noir.
Fast Five Recipe: Salad Dressing by Richard Ross of Threshold Studios

Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery


1:00 Wine of the Day --2019 Ektimo Estate Mount Eden Pinot Noir. Winner of the North Coast Wine Competition –Best of Class. Made from vines planted in 2013 with four different clones.

2:27 Ektimo located on Ross Road near Iron Horse winery between Graton and Forestville. Located next to Ron Rubin Winery

3:07 The word Ektimo is an expression of appreciation or gratitude in Greek.

4:00 Tasting room open for tastings five days a week closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Adjacent to the Joe Rodota trail.

6:00 The main focus of Ektimo is on pinot noir but also make some other varieties as the opportunity arises. All wines are small lots.

7:11 How Julius got his start in the wine industry. And a bit about his life rubbing elbows with rock stars!

10:36 Tasting room is appointment only and Julius will take you through the flights of the day. And unique to Ektimo –tableside barrel tasting! Check it out!

13:44 April, the owner of the winery, runs the behind the scenes operation the family is from China and looked far and wide for a place to open a winery and lucked upon the current location. Also on site are alpacas and chicken and goats!

15:40 Fast Five Recipe –Salad Dressing from Richard Ross, Owner of Threshold Studios where we record the podcast.

Ingredients: Dijon mustard, honey, Capitol Hill Seasoning, olive oil, grand reserve balsamic vinegar.

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in your whisk disc (!) and combine. That’s it. Serve over radicchio and enjoy!

18:58 Bonus wine book suggested by Julius --The Grapes of Ralph.

19:25 Julius takes his out of town guests around to the local wine spots, and one of his favorites is Iron Horse Winery. For dining out he enjoys John Ash and Co. at the Vintners Inn.

22:19 ONE MORE THING – Tickets on sale now for Wine and Food Affair in November 5th and 6th details on the Wine Road website.


Ektimo Wines

Estate Mt. Eden Pinot Noir

Iron Horse Winery

John Ash and Co.

The Grapes of Ralph by Ralph Steadman

Wine And Food Affair

Ron Rubin Winery


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