Charles Smith is a rockstar in the wine world. Hear his incredible story on this week’s episode of In the Drink with Joe Campanale. After managing rock bands in Scandinavia for nine years, Charles Smith returned to the United States in 1999 to start his wine career, which began with a wine shop and has since evolved into an illustrious career in winemaking. A self-taught winemaker, Charles is a true artisan and a pioneer in the wine world. In 2008, K Vintners was recognized by Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the “Best New Wineries of the Last Ten Years,” and as “Winery of the Year” in their annual buying guide. In 2009 Food & Wine magazine awarded Charles “Winemaker of the Year” and in 2010 Seattle Magazine recognized Charles as their “Winemaker of the Year.”



“Wine and eating well and drinking well is part of the good life – whether it’s rustic or a three star michelin restaurant – it’s the same.” [04:00]


“When somebody purchases a bottle of my wine they’ll get rewarded by getting top notch wine that can be drank that day.” [19:00]


–Charles Smith on In the Drink