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13th American Master Sommelier Visits Mira

September 1, 2015

Wayne Belding, who in 1990 became only the 13th American to pass the Master Sommelier exam, visited Mira Winery’s Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room in Charleston, South Carolina on August 27, 2015.  The second speaker in Mira’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Belding spoke on the influence that geography has on the soils and other aspects of place.  A former geologist, Belding’s insight provided further understanding into the idea of terroir.

“Not a ‘cookie cutter’ Chardonnay.”

Wayne Belding

Belding also noted how unique Mira’s tasting room is having been opened not in Napa, where Mira’s wines are produced, but on the opposite coast in Charleston, South Carolina.  We were especially thrilled with his thoughts on some of our wines, including our 2012 “Hyde” Chardonnay.

Belding, a judge of numerous wine competitions, said that this Chardonnay would stand out to him in a Chardonnay competition as something special.

Mira Locations

Southern Roots, Napa Grapes

Napa, CA

Home of our boutique, limited production winery.

Charleston, SC

Home of our tasting room for our Napa Valley wines.

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