Meet Kim & Todd Engelhardt proprietors and winegrowers at Lion Ranch Vineyards and Winery. Lion Ranch is the epitome of a family-owned and operated winery. From vine to bottle, every aspect of the winemaking process is done by hand, with great care and attention to detail exclusively by Todd and Kim. Their unique Rhone varietal wines are some of the most exicting wines coming out of the Santa Clara Valley. This is their story.
Here’s the video breakdown
00:00: What inspired you to become winemakers?
01:29: How did you end up in Santa Clara Valley?
01:50: Who helped you get started?
03:20: Why did you establish your own vineyard?
04:30: Tell us about your trip to The Rhone Valley
05:12: What’s makes Condrieu special?
05:38: Why does Viognier do well in Santa Clara Valley?
07:49: What was the most challenging aspect of getting started?
08:38: What roles do you each play at Lion Ranch?
08:58: Describe your winemaking philosophy
09:23: What makes Lion Ranch special?
10:13: What makes Santa Clara Valley special?