We went to visit the wine nazi and what a show. The tasting room had about 2.5 million fruit nats and you had to cover your glass. Mike was like 5 sheets to the wind when we arrived. He was shirtless, shoeless and wine stains all over him. He kept taking out little-little bits of cheese that he said was like from the french caves maturing for 50 years.
For tastings he would climb barefoot on the wine barrels till he reached the top one, then pull out a siphon hose and take the wine out by mouth, yes mouth. All the while he was going on about his technique and the rest of the wineries were in it for the money but not him.
He was cool though because the more you listen to him, the more samples he gave out including to himself. By the end, he was basically 7 sheets to the wind. Cool.
The wine itself is a question. Some tasted like vermoth, other like vinegar. His 10 yr old chard was orangy. All in All, you must experience this eccentric wino-wine-maker. if visiting, I will return just to see the show. The other tasting rooms are so generic every where you go that it's not like fun. more phony. With Mike, it's the presentation will make you interested, or just want to leave.