Welcome to episode 822 in which host Polly Hammond interviews Carol Franzia in this episode of Uncorked.
Four generations of California winemaking, a pop culture icon, and one seriously badass grandmother. Today, we sit down with Carol Franzia to share the real stories of history, heritage, and the legacy of hard work that inspires Zinc House Farm, the next step for the Franzia family.
More about today’s guest:
Carol Franzia is Co-Founder, Winemaker & Food Product Development for Zinc House Farm. When Carol isn’t making wine she can be found gardening, making preserves and soap, teaching Master Foods Preserver courses at the local agriculture extension office or on gopher patrol on the farm. The mother of triplet girls, Carol is also the head of Zinc House Farm’s egg operation with over 30 happy hens. She is responsible for sourcing and making our delicious and memorable handcrafted wines. Currently, Carol has a 2018 Amador County Zinfandel and 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that she sourced and crushed, aging in oak barrels.
If you want to learn more about today’s guest, you can by visiting: https://zinchousefarm.com/
More about the host Polly Hammond:
Polly is Founder and CEO of 5forests. She splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and Napa, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s wine businesses. She’s an advisor to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, host of Uncorked with the Italian Wine Podcast, cohost of the Real Business of Wine with Robert Joseph, and, occasionally, a knitter.
Polly is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned degrees in International Relations and French. Those studies led to a deep and abiding love affair with behavioural Economics, and her wine work is based on insights into all the crazy and irrational reasons consumers engage with brands.
With over 20 years experience in growing successful companies, Polly knows first hand the challenges faced by independent businesses. She approaches each client experience with empathy and understanding for what it takes to adapt and thrive in the real world.
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