Mar 31, 2022
Ian McCaffery wanted to be in wine. He has not only a philosophy on making wine but where and how wines are to be served and presented. He currently makes wine for the famed Joel Gott and Gavin Newsome's Plumpjack winery. His own brand Station 26 was inspired by the lifeguard station in Santa Monica number 26 where he met his wife. We don't know what he was doing at that station that night...we will have to wait for the next episode with him to find out.
He was brought to wine as a young man by tasting with his grandfather and walking the vineyard with him to ascertain the grape quality. He wine education jump started when he was tasked to inventory a private collection and started to wonder what the hype was all about.
His wine education began at UC Davis and continued in the winery. He has aspirations to grow the Station 26 brand to bring the complexity of wine to the forefront the consumer. His wine knowledge is