Food & Wine's Megan Krigbaum talked with Robert Foley, winner of the magazine's 2007 Winemaker of the Year award and winemaker at Pride Mountain Vineyards and Robert Foley Vineyards in Napa Valley. Foley discussed his background, and how it relates to bigger trends.
How did you get interested in making wine?
"Through my parents. They weren't in the business, but my mom and dad planted some Cabernet in 1964 with some of my dad's colleagues, who were in fusion energy research in San Francisco's East Bay. The whole bunch of them would work in the backyardthey're very smart fellows and followed the University of California, Davis oenology textbook."