Tim Halloran is a founding partner of Kindred Wines, a small lot premium winery in San Francisco. He has worked as a retail shop consultant and wine educator at a large seafood restaurant in the Boston area. Halloran has also filed legislation in Massachusetts to reduce direct shipping restrictions and contributed a related op-ed article to Wine Spectator. You can reach him via email at [email protected]
If you take a moment to ponder who deserves the title as Father of Californian wine, a few names may pop into mind. Limiting our scope to recent generations, Robert Mondavi might be the most obvious choice, as he helped to transition Napa Valley from its post-prohibition bulk wine doldrums to its rightful place among the greats of the modern wine producing regions.