The Mountain Men of Schweiger Vineyards

This interview gave me the chance to celebrate Father’s Day weekend when I traveled to the top of Spring Mountain to talk with father and son, Fred and Andy Schweiger of Schweiger Vineyards & Winery.

They’ve come a long way since Fred purchased the property in 1961. They craft a good variety of food friendly varietals, including their flagship Bordelais blend – Dedication, and a Solera style fortified wine. Love it! All are nicely layered and a pleasure to drink.

They’re open now by appointment with tastings outdoors on their deck overlooking the vineyard and redwoods on top of the cooler Mayacamas Mountains.

Also, I revisit my interview with Charlie Tsegeletos of Cline Cellars. He’s been at the helm now for 18 years and their wine is very popular across the country. That said, Cline Cellars is a major draw for those visiting our beloved wine country. Guests can also visit their sister property, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, just across the street. Charlie has been a key player for such a long time and knows quite a bit about the property and history. That always makes a for a great interview. Enjoy the show.