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President and Partner

Local Address:  Glen Ellen , California , United States
West Coast Wine Partners

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"Today, financing has become more ... [cached]
"Today, financing has become more available, and banks are looking at a stabilizing market," Dan Zepponi, co-owner of Glen Ellen, California-based West Coast Partners, said in a telephone interview. Valley of the Moon will concentrate its 45,000-case annual production on cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel and chardonnay from prime Sonoma growing districts, he said.
Contact | Plume Winery – Napa Valley California, 21 Mar 2015 [cached]
Daniel Zepponi - Proprietor
1370 Trancas Street, Suite 172, Napa, CA USA 94558 Business 707-294-2625
New co-proprietors of Lake Sonoma Winery ..., 19 Nov 2013 [cached]
New co-proprietors of Lake Sonoma Winery in California, Dan Zepponi (left) and Tony Stewart of Quails
New co-proprietors of Lake Sonoma Winery in California, Dan Zepponi (left) and Tony Stewart of Quails' Gate Estate Winery, stand in a planting of Zinfandel in one of the newly-purchased vineyards.
Three years ago, the Stewart family of Quail's Gate Estate Winery teamed up with Dan Zepponi, a former president of Mission Hill Family Estate, whose family has deep roots in the Napa Valley wine industry, to establish Plume Winery in the Napa Valley.
Zepponi said having been raised in California and grown up in the wine business, he believes the terroir of Sonoma County is comparable to some of the best wine regions of the world.
"The sub-appellations here have ideal microclimates for growing premium grapes, from the cooler coastal areas for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to the warmer inland valleys for world-class Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon," commented Zepponi.
Hired Belly, 20 Dec 2011 [cached]
Plume founding partners Dan Zepponi (l) and Tony Stewart, Tim Pawsey photo
Hailing from California, Zepponi had come to Quails Gate’s hilltop neighbour on a two year contract to restructure the company’s operations. (He proudly reports that during his tenure Mission Hill experienced more growth than any other Canadian winery.) Zepponi has the wine biz in his blood: his family co-founded ZD boutique winery; and his career eventually led him to become V-P of Production for Beringer Estates and its stable of premium Napa wineries.
Stewart and Zepponi are the partners behind Plume Winery, and this week unveiled its inaugural release:
Zepponi explains that long standing Napa connections and his role with Beringer Estates (where he managed 4,000 acres of vineyard) allow him access to a wide variety of fruit from different and contrasting parts of the region. This wine (which includes some Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Merlot) has components from ‘sites from north of Calistoga to to Rutherford and south to Atlas Peak and Oak Knoll’.
“We think we have a really nice wine at an approachable priceâ€, he saysâ€"and we'd agree. The 2009 has been helped along by an ideal vintage compared to some but also by a determination “not to make a wine over extracted or too ripe.â€
Zepponi (who in his varied experience once ran a coffee roasting company) quips:
The wine was made at St. Helena’s The Ranch custom crush, although Zepponi says the company is close to finalizing the purchase of an existing property, which for obvious reasons he can’t disclose.
He also won’t yet reveal who the consultant was on this wineâ€"although he did much of the work himself. But he did happen to mention that his “cell mate†at The Ranch is Tim Mondavi; and that the winemaker who lent a guiding hand is a ‘high-profile Napa Valley’ individual and a long-time friend since childhood.
Zepponi and Stewart say their intention is to make wines that speak strongly to origin.
“It’s really very much all about a sense of place,†says Zepponi, who adds,
BC Wine Board and Committees, 24 May 2009 [cached]
Dan Zepponi, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Dan Zepponi, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
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