Boz Scaggs, Winemaker


Add another musician to the winemaker list. Mellow music maker Boz Scaggs is currently touring around with other 1970s stars Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen on the Dukes of September tour but as the Napa Valley Register reports, he's put down roots in wine country. His wine brand Scaggs Vineyard is a labor of love for Boz and his wife Dominique. They moved to the area in 1996 and decided to plant Rhone varietals on their hillside land. They made their first wine in 2000 and grow the Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah grapes used in their Rosé and Montage wines. The vineyards, fruit and olive orchards at Scaggs Vineyard have been certified organic since 2005.

The Register article says that the Scaggs sort of happened into the wine business accidentally. At first they drank their own wines and shared them with friends but once they teamed up with winemaker Ken Barnards things started to take off. Scaggs plans to keep the business fairly small and separate from the music world. The Scaggs Rosé has a retail price of $25 and the 2007 Scaggs Vineyard Mt. Veeder Montage sells for $75. Both can be purchased on the Scaggs Vineyard website.

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