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Rock 'N Vino sharing everything wine and music related. They're more connected than you'd think!

Rock 'N Vino sharing everything wine and music related. They're more connected than you'd think!
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Rock 'N Vino sharing everything wine and music related. They're more connected than you'd think!






RNV 59: REVISIT - Ben Larks | Idle Cellars

On this week's RnV we look back at one of our favorite past episodes on this week's RnV revisit! This week we go all the way back to our very first episode with Winemaker Ben Larks from Idle Cellars! Ben had a great outlook on the cross-section between music and wine, enjoy this look back at one of our favorite early episodes.


RNV 58: Dustin Brooks + Ashley Oswald

On today's RNV episode Coco and Mike chat with Dustin Brooks and Ashley Oswald about their experiences with music and with wine. Ashley grew up in The Valley of Los Angeles which ignited her love of rock'n roll music. Living in LA gave her the opportunity to see so many of her idols perform in some of the most legendary venues of the time. When Ashley isn't rockin' out at a concert you can find her at Lancaster Estate working the Wine Clubs. Dustin found his love of music while living in...



On this episode of RNV we revisit a past episode! This time we're revisiting our episode with Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars. They've brought up the Huichica Festival to Walla Walla, so if you're in the area be sure to check it out!


RNV 56: Demi-Sode | Canned Wine, The Chase Center and Lights

On this week's episode we feature the new "Demi-Sode"! It's a mini episode about half the length of a regular episode. Coco and Mike taste some canned wine, Mike talks about his recent visit to the new Chase Center and they discuss the Lights acoustic show at August Hall in SF. It's a hodgepodge of fun and randomness!


RNV 55: Andriana Duckworth | Sonoma Valley Wine

On today's episode of Rock'N Vino we sit down with Adriana Duckworth, Member Relations and Sponsorship Manager of Sonoma Valley Wine. We chat about the upcoming harvest, right around the corner, their amazing wineries, some which feature music, restaurants and some tips and tricks to use when you plan your next visit. Find out more at:


RNV 54: Jeffrey Meisel | Long Meadow Ranch

On today's episode we chat with Jeffrey Meisel, VP Brand Development at Long Meadow Ranch. He chats with us about all of the amazing things you can do when you visit Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena... start your day in the cafe, visit the farmer's market, eat at the Farmstead restaurant, visit the general store, taste their delectable wines and olive oils and of course don't miss their amazing events! Be sure to check out their Bluegrass-fed Live Music Series or their Live Fire Series where...


RNV 53: Chef Kyle Connaughten | SingleThread Restaurant & Farms

On this week's episode of Rock'n Vino we chat with Chef Kyle Connaughten, owner of SingleThread Restaurant in downtown Healdsburg, a three-Michelin starred restaurant heavily influenced by his love of Japanese culture and cuisine. Hear about how he and his wife, Katina, followed their passions around the world to then finally settle in beautiful Healdsburg a block away from where they conceptualized their plan for their dream restaurant many years prior. To book your dining experience at...


RNV 52: Douglas Keane | Roadhouse 29/Cyrus

On this episode of Rock'N Vino we sit down with acclaimed super chef Douglas Keane, who gained acclaim through the Michelin star-rated Cyrus in Healdsburg as well as appearance on Top Chef Masters. Keane became disillusioned with the allure of 'celebrity chef' culture and now focuses his time on his long running Healdsburg Bar & Grill and Roadhouse 29 restaurants, places where he can focus his energy simply on feeding people. Keane's is currently working on a memoir on his career as a chef...


RNV 51: Kerry Kathleen | Singer / Songwriter and Sommelier

On this episode of Rock'n Vino we sat down with the beautiful and talented Kerry Kathleen! A fellow lover of wine and music, she is a singer / songwriter and also a Level 2 Sommelier. She put our wine tasting skills to the test, sharing a delightfully delectable bottle of Arista Chardonnay and we tested her as well with an unmarked bottle of wine. This episode is fun, educational and not to be missed. Be sure to check out Kerry's music on Spotify or live in person! Check out her website...


RNV 50: Jesse Katz (Aperture Cellars & Devil Proof Vineyards)

On this special 50th episode of Rock'N Vino we sit down with acclaimed Sonoma County Winemaker Jesse Katz. Even being a young winemaker, Jesse has an expansive background at Lancaster, Robert Foley, Screaming Eagle, and has studied wine across the world. His current labels include Aperture Cellars and Devil Proof Vineyards. Jesse has the distinction of being the youngest (and only) winemaker ever to make the Forbes 30 Under 30, his wine set the world record for highest selling price at...



On this episode of Rock'N Vino Coco and Mike are joined by their friends to recap their experience at 3 Michelin Rated Restaurant, Singlethread in Healdsburg! We were so grateful to have won this prize in a raffle at Harvest Card's inaugural Uncorked event.


RNV 48: Russian River Vineyards

On today's RnV episode we chat with Gio Balistreri, co-founder and winemaker at Russian River Vineyards in Forestville. We chat about how Gio got started in the wine business, the history of Russian River Vineyards dating all the way back to the early 1800s, their on-site culinary gardens, pizza and wine Sundays and of course what he listens to while making wine. If you've never visited Russian River Vineyards this holiday weekend is a great time to check it out with their Summer...


RNV 47: Lucky Rock Wine Co.

From bartender to winemaker, Jesse Inman is looking to change the perceptions of drinking wine. Inman created Lucky Rock Wine Co.with the goal of making wine more accessible in the mold of craft beer. Jesse joins us on this week's RnV to talk about his journey to becoming a winemaker!


RNV 46: First Waltz | Five Course Experience of Wine, Food and Music

On today's episode of Rock'n Vino we sat down with Tarpon Cellars winemaker, Jeremy Carter and Chef Quentin Garcia about partnering up for First Waltz... what is set to be an amazing evening pairing Tarpon Cellars and Banjo Wine Co. wine to the music of Futurebirds with dishes prepared by Chef Quentin Garcia at the Blue Note in Napa. It is sure to be an epic and unforgettable evening. We chat with Jeremy about how he made his idea become a reality and how all the individual pieces came...


RNV 45: Petaluma Drinks!

On today's episode we sat down with Lorraine Barber, co-owner of Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits and... founder of Petaluma Drinks! an amazing event happening June 15th and 16th in Petaluma, California showcasing all of Petaluma's craft alcohol producers. Plan your weekend route to hit as many of the amazing breweries, wineries, distilleries and spirit makers Petaluma has to offer. Get your tickets to Petaluma Drinks! at


RNV 44: BottleRock 2019 Recap

On this episode of Rock'N Vino, we celebrate a milestone... this is our one year anniversary of regular weekly podcasts! Also, we chat about all things BottleRock 2019! The amazing performances, the great food, some drama and some helpful tips.


RNV 43: Nolan Gasser | Why You Like It: The Science & Culture of Musical Taste

On this episode of Rock'N Vino we sit down with Nolan Gasser - he's a critically acclaimed musician, musicologist, the architect of Pandora's Music Genome project and author of the recently released book Why You Like It; The Science & Culture of Musical Taste. We chat with Nolan about his love of music, the science behind matching what some would believe are unrelated songs together, his love of wine, and of course his new book! Find out more about Why You Like It at


RNV 42: Linkin Park Bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell & LP Tour Chef Gray Rollin

Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell found a variety of new passions in recent months. As bassist of one of the most successful rock bands of all time and one of defining bands of the millennial generation, Linkin Park, Farrell has traveled across the globe playing some of the biggest stages at the farthest reaches. In the time that's passed following the tragic death of vocalist Chester Bennington, Farrell has been able to decompress by tapping into other creative outlets, travel for pleasure, and tap...


RNV 41: Gary Spivack | Aftershock Festival 2019

On today's Rock'N Vino we chat with Gary Spivack, Senior Vice President of Talent at Danny Wimmer Presents! Gary is a veteran of the music industry who started out as a drummer then went on to work at a record label, eventually branching off with music promoter Danny Wimmer to create todays biggest rock festivals around the country including one of our favorites Aftershock in Sacramento!


RNV 40: Mersenne Wines

On today's episode we chat with Mitch Rice, winemaker for micro-winery Mersenne wines. We chat about how the winery came about, how they got their name and the fun ways they incorporate music into their winery experience.