When Ian Brand came on the Monterey County wine scene, his mission was to work with unsung vineyards and grape varieties. Why? He wants to ensure these special places and wines don’t stay in the shadows of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which are the varietals most identified with this California Central Coast wine growing region.
The Marys meet up with Ian on a busy day at his winemaking facilitiy, where he takes a time out to chat about his unique focus and passion.
You can taste Ian’s line up from his three wine labels, I. Brand & Family, La Marea and Le P’tit Paysan at his tasting room and bottle shop in Carmel Valley Village, a short drive from Carmel-By-The-Sea.
19 East Carmel Valley Road Carmel Valley Village, Calif.
Follow I. Brand & Family on Instagram @ibrandwinery
Wines tasted in this episode:
I. Brand & Family 2021 Arneis, Vista Verde Vineyard, San Benito County
I. Brand & Family 2021 Gamay Noir, Escolle Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County
Sip Sip Hooray! thanks the Monterey County Vintners & Growers for hosting our travels. montereywines.org