Daily Wine News: Grapelord of Napa

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-12-2020

(Beckstoffer Vineyards)

“For the privilege of squeezing Beckstoffer grapes, winemakers behind labels like Stag’s Leap, Schrader and Realm pay up to $25,000 per ton — more than five times the Napa average. All of which is to say: If the $71 billion California wine industry topples, then Mr. Beckstoffer, who values his empire at $500 million, may have the farthest to fall.” In the New York Times, Ben Ryder Howe profiles Andy Beckstoffer—the “Grapelord of Napa”—and his confusion and disdain for millennials.

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