This week on The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks takes listeners along for a trip to Cain Vineyard & Winery in California. Cradled in a spectacular bowl overlooking the Napa Valley from the crest of the Spring Mountain District, Cain Vineyard & Winery is dedicated to the creation of three Cabernet blends, each drawn from its own unique vineyard sources, each with its own distinctive signature. The conversation with friend Kate Hardwick and winemaker Chris Howell covers topics from precipitation patterns, climate change, scientific research, all pertaining to the Napa Valley, to tracking how the Cain grapes grew last year and chatting about pruning techniques. After the break, Chris shares his personal thoughts on how wine should truly be enjoyed and its relationship with food. Tune in for a very special show! This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.





“The beauty of wine is that the most interesting wines do reflect the place where the grape vines grow.”


“Wines are meant to be drunk and, only in my world I’ll say, with food. Wines are not a cocktail.”


“People take wine too seriously! Wine can remind of were the grapes gorw, the eatrt, the soil and ask us to think about our connection to the earth.”


Chris Howell on The Farm Report