An Interview with Walter Schug and winemaker Michael Cox

One of California's pioneer's, and one of the reasons you're drinking California Pinot Noir today.


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In the Schug Cellars

We moved inside after discussing the terroir of Carneros, and set up in front of a row of large foudres, or oak ovals that are a staple here at Schug. A bit of Walter's Germanic background coming through perhaps, but at the same time an unorthodox choice of ageing vessel that is ideally suited to the fruit of Carneros and the style of wine Schug is aiming for: elegant, balanced and fresh.

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