Ask A Winemaker: How Did You Get Your Start?

In the Old World, it's often the same story: the wine business runs in the family, the vineyards have been planted for generations. But there's no guarantee that the children will take over, and here in the States, many winemakers are starting into the wine business from scratch.

We're always curious about how people who make wine got into the industry—and how they fell in love with wine in the first place. Was it a trip to Napa? A taste from someone's impressive cellar? A summer job in a wine shop? We asked 19 winemakers how they got started in the wine industry. Check out their answers in the slideshow above.

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