Mother Vine inspires Father Times

Stolpman’s Vineyard Manager, Ruben Solorzano and his four year old son Omar started the second generation of the Mother Vine/Provignage project. They put the Mother Vine’s three canes underneath the ground and arched up into the air, creating three new offspring connected to Mom. Next year, we hope to have twelve new vine-heads!

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Photographs by Kari Crist

Pete

About Pete

Pete Stolpman has led Stolpman Vineyards since 2009 and has served as the President of Ballard Canyon Winegrowers Alliance since the AVA was approved in 2013. Prior to taking over the family operation, Pete worked in the wholesale side of the business at Henry Wine Group and the winemaking side in Barossa Valley and Chianti Classico. Today, Pete focuses on experimentation in both the vineyard and winery. Pete believes his new own-rooted, high-density Syrah and Mourvedre vineyards will once again redefine the quality threshold at Stolpman. Outside of the Stolpman label, Pete and Rajat Parr bottle estate grown Trousseau, Trousseau Pet’Nat, and Chenin Blanc under the Combe Label. Pete also partners with Ruben and Maria Solorzano to make fresh and lively wines called Para Maria.