The San Francisco Chronicle recently ran an article on Santa Cruz’s own Randall Grahm.
Randall Grahm can’t stop talking about his latest madcap idea. The frenetic founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard has been atwitter – literally, the man seems to be on Twitter 24 hours a day, kibitzing with his 389,000 followers – about his new vineyard outside San Juan Bautista.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/08/MNB71EOQ6Q.DTL#ixzz0wPVpQxJO
Randall visited Bookshop back in September to celebrate the release of his first book, Been Doon So Long
, which went on to win the prestigious James Beard Award and was featured in our 2009 Winter Newsletter:
A great gift for any wine lover, this eclectic collection brings to a wide audience the irreverent, zany voice of local winemaker Randall Grahm, visionary founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard. Been Doon So Long is an iconoclastic send-up of the wine industry and a celebration of unsung grape varieties. “Grahm is the Willy Wonka of the wine world, and Been Doon So Long is intelligent, insightful, and mischievous. It’s a work of genius,” says Jamie Goode, author of The Science of Wine.
We are big fans of Grahm’s wine and his Cellar Door tasting room and wish him the best with his new venture!
Congratulations to Randall Grahm and David Kinch, two big winners at the James Beard Foundation Awards—the Oscars of the foodie world!
Grahm, “the Willy Wonka of the wine world” and founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard, won Best Beverage Book for Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology. We were delighted to celebrate the launch of this book when Randall stopped by in September for an entertaining book talk and signing, and delicious wine sampling.
Kinch, owner of Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, was declared Best Chef: Pacific. Those of us who have had the pleasure of dining at Manresa enthusiastically concur. Also, David is a super nice guy. Shouldn’t there be an award for that, too?!