Q: Your father owns a vineyard. Do you ever take any interest in that at all?
A: In the vineyard?
Q: Yes, or in the wine-making process. Are you into that at all?
A: Yeah. My brother made a wine, and I don’t know as much about it as I feel like I should, but I’m going there for the holidays, and I love to be involved in it and visit and see what they’re making. I’m learning. ...
Q: Does anybody stomp on grapes there?
A: Not anymore, but there’s a bottle somewhere from when we first moved there. I was a little kid and stomped on some grapes, and they bottled it and called it Lafitte Sofia. So there’s a bottle somewhere from 1977 or something. [Laughs.] It’s probably in our cellar somewhere. But we don’t stomp on the grapes anymore. It’s more high tech.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
her family's California winery during an interview with New York magazine's Grub Street staffers.
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