‘Serious Eats’- “Ask a Winemaker” Profiles Gavin Chanin
SeriousEats.com has a running series where they ask professionals in the industry different questions. This is a fun profile on how Gavin got his start in the wine business.
A Great Mentor
“I grew up in LA and my parents were wine drinkers, so I was exposed to wine at a young age. I really started tasting wine my senior year in high school. That summer I went up to work at Au Bon Climat in Santa Barbara with Jim Clendenen and I was hooked. Jim became my mentor and I started my winery three years later after working a year abroad and doing 3 harvests in CA. I worked for Jim for 8 years become leaving to start a new winery with Bill Price.”
—GAVIN CHANIN, PRICE CHANIN VINEYARDS AND CHANIN WINE COMPANY, CALIFORNIA