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Kirk Venge: Picking up the family mantle and forging his own path
Episode 168th December 2020 • PEOPLE Behind the Places • Steven Rea
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Our guest today is Kirk Venge. 

He is part of one of the multi-generational Napa Valley wine families, with his father being quite a pioneer in making world class Cabernet Sauvignon in the 80’s. Kirk has picked up the mantle and passionately forged his own path as a very successful consulting winemaker and owner/winemaker of Venge Vineyards in Napa Valley and Croix Estate in Sonoma. 

We dive into what it was like growing up in Napa Valley and the various challenges they’ve faced from fighting off the fires to running a family owned business. His love for what he does, the people and valley really shines through and I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know him.  

Check out the links below to buy their wine and visit their properties.