Dan Karlsen Launches 1000 Bottle Project

December  20, 2016 – When you’re Dan Karlsen—a veritable legend in the wine industry, with stints at Domaine Carneros, Dehlinger, Chalone and Talbott Vineyards in your repertoire—what do you do for a post-Talbott act? Make more wine, of course, but perhaps, make less, also. With just one thousand bottles —that’s just 83 cases—planned per offering, […]

7905e13a-3f7d-42b1-8506-d1beaf7f2d8bDecember  20, 2016 – When you’re Dan Karlsen—a veritable legend in the wine industry, with stints at Domaine Carneros, Dehlinger, Chalone and Talbott Vineyards in your repertoire—what do you do for a post-Talbott act? Make more wine, of course, but perhaps, make less, also.

With just one thousand bottles —that’s just 83 cases—planned per offering, the next chapter in the life of Dan is being written with the assistance of his longtime business colleague Matt Viotto. Called the 1000 Bottle Project, this latest installment in a stellar career teams Karlsen with Viotto, himself a 30-year wine industry veteran, whose resume includes buying, distributor management and sales and marketing for Henry Wine Group, Chalone, Diageo and Talbott Vineyards.

The two have known each other for over 20 years, beginning at Chalone, … Read More

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