I am not taking away from those esteemed wineries that have rich, 200 year/multi-generational histories, those wineries deserve the respect that they have earned. But when you think about the amount of wineries that are open, the amount of people who are drinking wine and considering it a lifestyle beverage and couple in factors like mother nature and the drought California is experiencing, we need to find a way to have a fluid nature of great wines produced for a drinkable occasion. If not, we will be stuck in a rut that may actually limit our scope of what wines we can have and experience. We need pioneering spirits who are willing to do the legwork for us and find the best Merlot, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir and consistently produce great wines. My guest this week, Laely Heron, is a perfect example of one of these innovative winemakers who search the world for the best.