Sandi Skerk produces about 24,000 bottles annually, about 420 cases of each wine. All of his vineyards are farmed organically. Many of them are located directly in front of his house though he has a few that are a bit further away. His main plantings are of Vitovska, Malvasia and Terrano with smaller quantities of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and others. The Terrano grape gets its name from Terra Rossa after the iron-rich, red soil that is found in the area. Terrano, compared to its only slightly better known sibling, Refosco, has a firmer structure and crisper profile along with a stony, ferrous and mineral quality. This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market. Today's music provided by Space Ghost.
"Oggi non sono piu ingegnere, sono vignaiolo. Pero ti rimane forse il modo di pensare e il modo di apprezzare quelle cose."
"Today I am no longer an engineer, I am a winemaker. But the way of thinking and the appreciation have stayed with me." [24:40]
Sandi Skerk on In The Drink