Sip Sip Hooray! A Podcast From Mary Orlin and Mary Babbitt

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Crocker & Starr’s Pam Starr – Ep. 10

We’re headed to Napa Valley to interview a star of the wine world. Meet Pam Starr, co-founder and winemaker extraordinaire of Crocker & Starr. She’s the queen of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, but that’s not all! Pam’s path to wine started with a plan to go to dental school. Fortunately, wine won out.

Shafer Vineyards’ Doug Shafer – Ep.9

In Napa Valley, the name Shafer is synonymous with grit and determination. That’s what it took for John Shafer, one of the valley’s pioneering winemakers, to start his namesake winery in Napa’s famed Stag’s Leap District. Shafer’s Hillside Select wine, made with 100% estate fruit, is one of Napa’s top wines, reaching cult status. Shafer’s […]

Open That Bottle Night! – Ep. 8

If you’re like us, you’ve been holding on to a special bottle of wine that someone gave you to celebrate a wedding, a birthday, an anniversary, or, you’ve squirreled away the bottle you splurged on when you visited a winery on a vacation. Every time you come across that bottle and entertain the idea of […]

Rhonda Wood, Wood Family Vineyards – Ep. 7

When the winery motto is “It’s all good at Wood,” you can’t help but have fun at Wood Family Vineyards in California’s Livermore Valley. Airline pilot turned winemaker Rhonda Wood’s path to wine is inspiring.

Bonny Doon’s Randall Grahm – Ep. 5

Iconic. Pioneer. Rebel. Rule Breaker. Visionary. These words all describe the one and only Randall Grahm, winemaker and face of Bonny Doon Vineyard. The Marys had the honor of a visit by Randall to their Sip, Sip, Hooray! podcast studio. Listen in to find out what the original Rhone Ranger is up to these days.

Rob Jensen of Testarossa Winery – Ep. 4

Twenty five years ago Rob Jensen was immersed in the high tech world of Silicon Valley. He and his wife Diana shared a love of wine and after volunteering during harvest at a local winery, decided to try making wine themselves. Like a true tech start up, they turned their garage into a home winery. Well a couple barrels led to a few more, and then many more.

Dane Stark of Page Mill Winery – Ep. 2

He’s a father of three, husband, musician, composer, serious athlete (runner and Iron Man competitor) and occasional poet. Add winemaker to that list, and that sums up our guest Dane Stark, of Livermore Valley’s Page Mill Winery.

Sip, Sip, Hooray! Podcast Preview – Ep. 1

The Sip Sip Hooray! wine podcast is here. On this sneak peak co-hosts Mary Babbitt and Mary Orlin introduce you to the wine-soaked show, and catch you up on what they’ve been up to since the “In Wine Country” NBC TV days.