Keeper Collection #SommChat guest Winemaker at Joseph Swan Vineyards Rod Berglund

8/17 Winemaker Rod Berglund, Joseph Swan Vineyards


KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/ @JosephSwanWines #Winemaker Rod Berglund on @KeeperColl !

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl We’d like 2 introduce you to #Winemaker at @JosephSwanWines Rod Berglund ! Tweet UR Q’s @KeeperColl #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s so S/O 2 @JosephSwanWines #Winemaker Rod Berglund on @KeeperColl ! say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag and tweet Q’s @KeeperColl in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl As we ask #Winemaker Rod Berglund @KeeperColl our Qs you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Let's start talking with @JosephSwanWines #Winemaker Rod Berglund @KeeperColl about #Wine with #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines it is great to be here on #SommChat - can't wait to hear all of your questions #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @JosephSwanWines was officially founded in 1968. Tell us about the #winery’s history. #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines Joe bought prop in ’67, been making home wine since ‘40s, met grad student who introduced him to Andre T #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines Andre T told him U need to plant #burgundy varieties b/c cool climate & b/c he luv #Bordeaux as well planed small amt of #cabernet #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines While waiting for vines to mature, he made zin and was amazing 2day we primarily focus on #pinot and #Chardonnay #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass Q. @JosephSwanWines What has been the biggest change in the RRV or #Sonoma in these 28 years? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @winecompass biggest chg -been realizing RRV is a most magical place -just b/c you like something may not be best variety to plant #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @winecompass now ppl R really focusing on what is best 2 plant 4 climate, terroir planting 4 purpose & creating amazing wines #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass Here's @JosephSwanWines #sonoma location on #thecompassapp #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass @KeeperColl #Chardonnay and #PinotNoir are the best grapes for your sites? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @winecompass Still have old #Chardonnay vines producing, but very little- would not plant #Chardonnay again due 2 cost constraints #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @winecompass Have small amt #syrah which is spectacular – but would not pull up #Pinot b/c most magical in our @JosephSwanWines #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass @JosephSwanWines I hope to visit next year during #wbc17 to sample the #Syrah & #pinot. #SommChat

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95 @KeeperColl Do any of @JosephSwanWines #wines lend themselves 2 a more creative approach during the production process? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines KeeperColl @allisonsmith95 YES, Almost every yr create “guest” #wine, keeps mind creative & interested we drink & sell as ppl find out & ask #SommChat

Russ Kane @VintageTexas Oops! Welcome @JosephSwanWines, with your long and illustrious brand, how do U keep it fresh? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @VintageTexas w/ 1 foot rooted N past & lk 2 future, make #wines that pls us, hope will pls others, stay creative so keep doing #SommChat

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin What's up #SommChat tweets? Everyone recovered from #TexSom? :-)

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl .@AdamPlotkin already missing all our #TexSom friends but happy 2day 2 feature iconic #wines by the #Winemaker @JosephSwanWines on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @JosephSwanWines Why do you make so many cuvees in such a small winery @JosephSwanWines #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines b/c a curious person, & get offered #vineyards & if interesting, want 2 express as it is, some R small & is all it can produce #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines our winery @JosephSwanWines has physical constraints which also limits how and what we do #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @JosephSwanWines What do you think of the #RussianRiverValley Neighborhood Initiative? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines part of reasoning is internal-we need 2 understand differences so we can grow & make most interesting #wines 4 each area w/in #RRV #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines we have more soil types than all of #france ! some areas are more similar, but they can differ from nearby #RRV vineyards #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines In #RRV we need to look at the areas of influence and what makes them unique and best expressions of the #RRV particular area #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass Q. @JosephSwanWines What is the summer diurnal shift in the #RussianRiverValley #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @winecompass it varies but not uncommon to get 40F, usually short weather cycles, high press to E will prevent fog & pull back in #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @winecompass cool mornings, cool evenings, warm middays, almost never get rain during growing season #SommChat

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95 @JosephSwanWines Have you seen any notable changes in the #wine industry over your years of experience? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @allisonsmith95 YES, tremendous diversity & acceptance of diff #wine (rather than 1 or 2 flavors) especially driven by OP accts #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @JosephSwanWines Is there a grape variety you would like to work with in the future @JosephSwanWines ? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines 1 that I probably never will, but would love to make #Riesling somewhere-have had success w/ #Grenache- time will tell #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @JosephSwanWines What is the future of #tannat? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines very limited - has gr8 appeal where it can B made well, prob not a wide audience, but at its best can be very wonderful #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @JosephSwanWines The family line at @JosephSwanWines continues w UR wife Lynn! What role does she play at the winery? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines Lynn does many things around @JosephSwanWines but most of all, she keeps me in CHECK!!! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl What is your #winemaking philosophy? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines First I want @JosephSwanWines to bring pleasure 2 ppl, want them to have a time and place, want #wines to have soul & personality #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines "I want @JosephSwanWines to express more than just being a beverage in a jar" #SommChat

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95 @JosephSwanWines Do you need a degree in chemistry to pursue #winemaking ? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines @allisonsmith95 #wine is part art, part craft, part science & whole lot of passion - will learn chemistry but not req to start #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @JosephSwanWines What is the production size of @JosephSwanWines? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines production @JosephSwanWines depends on nature - about 5000 cases is model, '12 went to 8000+ but in 2015 it was abt 3400 cases #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @JosephSwanWines Where does @JosephSwanWines distribute to in the US and in world? #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines fairly widespread for ex, #UK #Quebec #China & in #US East Coast to Midwest, #GA #LA #TX #FLA for example we are well scattered #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ #Winemaker at @JosephSwanWines Rod Berglund on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Great to have Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines for his time on #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass @JosephSwanWines Thank you Rod #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl .@AristaWinery shout out from Rod @JosephSwanWines Mark & his fam R amazing - shining "lone star" of #RRV to me #SommChat

Rod Berglund @JosephSwanWines thx to every1 4 joining me on #SommChat today -Grapes R crying out 4 their maker! Have a great day!