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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.

Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.

Feb 9, 2023

Wine Road Podcast Episode 168
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 168 | Ed Morris, Winemaker at Ron Rubin Winery

Beth and Marcy taste the new Pam’s Un-oaked Cabernet Sauvignon with Ed Morris, winemaker at Ron Rubin Winery, and learn more about what’s new and happening at Ron Rubin winery.

Wine of The Day: Ron Rubin Winery 2021 Pam’s Unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon

Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery


0:56 Wine of the Day: Pam’s Unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon! Ed tells us what the thoughts were behind the making the wine. It has moxie!

8:57 Harvest time the best time of year and Ed says that’s why he got into winemaking, it’s a special feeling that involves the whole community.

9:20 Ed knew he had made it when Pam said how happy she was with the result of the Unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon.

11:00 Thoughtful innovation is driving the wine program at Ron Rubin. The options for making unoaked wines have many possibilities. Texture is key.

13:40 Ed listens to the consumers and that is part of his process when he makes a wine.

15:43 What’s new at the winery. No tasting room at the winery but if you call they will do what they can to accommodate you.

16:35 Shout out to Ben, Ron Rubin Texas Sales Rep!
And congratulations to Diane DiRoma on her promotion to VP Sales and General Manager for Ron Rubin brands.

21:00 Ed is out on the road this year sharing the brand philosophy with customers.

22:00 Ron Rubin Winery became a B Corp which is a huge achievement.

23:00 Ron Rubin started the Saving Lives Program that provides a defibrillator to any winery that wants on and takes the training. Ron’s reason for starting the program was because it’s all about taking care of customers.

24:45 New sustainability initiatives coming soon. At Ron Rubin, Stay tuned!


Pam’s Unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon

Ron Rubin Winery


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