July 25 - 29, 2018

Crested Butte, Colorado

Winemaker Rick Moshin
In 1989 Rick Moshin, a math instructor at San Jose State University that had been quietly making Pinot Noir at home, decided to take the leap into commercial wine production. He and his family purchased a 10 - acre Pinot Noir vineyard in the highly desirable “middle reach” portion of the Russian River Valley along Westside Road. It was then that Moshin Vineyards was founded. This self-taught vintner worked weekends farming his new vineyard, selling the grapes and making about 200 cases for his fledgling brand. As his business grew, he began producing a handful of other varietals to add to the Moshin Vineyards portfolio. Today Moshin Vineyards produces about 8,000 cases annually and the wine is made at the state- of-the-art gravity flow winery that Rick designed and built in 2005. The Moshin Estate now consists of four vineyard parcels totaling 25 acres of sustainably farmed Pinot Noir that Rick personally oversees.

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