Sep 9, 2021
Wine Road Podcast Episode 133
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery
Episode 133 | Michael Sloan & Justin Sloan—Due Ruscelli Winery
Michael Sloan and Justin Sloan from Due Ruscelli Vineyards, a boutique winery in the Russian River AVA, join us to talk about their wines and their family approach to wine making.
Wine Book of the Day – Cheese, Wine, and Bread by Katie Quinn
Podcast Sponsor – Ron Rubin Winery
1:51 How the winery started making Italian varietal wines and got its name Due Ruscelli, meaning two creeks.
3:48 Property is planted all Primitivo vines.
4:58 Tasting room open Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment during the week. Tastings are held in the garden and in the barn.
6:06 Michael’s wife and son lived in Italy and fell in love with Italian culture and the wine. They found a property in Healdsburg and started making wine. They earned early praise and awards for the wine and were encouraged to keep going.
9:00 Michael’s son Jacob Sloan is the winemaker. Inspired by the wines in Italy Jacob worked at other wineries in the area and then got his winemaking certificate.
10:15 It’s a family affair at Due Ruscelli with the entire family pitching in and making it all happen from picking the grapes to pouring the wine in the tasting room.
11:30 Wine Book of the Day -- Cheese, Wine and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy ad France by Katie Quinn.
14:26 A new lodging has join the Wine Road, check out WildHaven in Alexander Valley Valley for a cool wine country glamping experience.
15:00 Mention Wine Road Podcast and get a complimentary tasting at Due Ruscelli.
Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery -- https://ronrubinwinery.com/
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Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.
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