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Legends Behind the Craft

Sep 8, 2023

Neeta Mittal, Founder of LXV Wine, embarked on a love-fueled journey into the world of wine. Meeting her now husband, Kunal, in Berkeley, they both discovered their shared passion for wine. A chance visit to Paso, reminiscent of India's close-knit communities, ignited their passion for winemaking. As one of the first Indian women to own a U.S. winery, Neeta takes pride in fostering connections through culture, food, inspiration, and community. LXV Wine's recognition as a Top-10 tasting experience in America reflects her commitment to creating meaningful wine experiences.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Get to know Neeta Mittal as she shares her journey into the wine industry, the allure of Paso Robles, and the community spirit that defines it

  • Explore the meaning behind LXV and how LXV Wine brings culture into the wine tasting experience

  • Listen as Neeta delves into the art of flavor pairings, how they complement and contrast wine

  • Explore unique spice pairings with each LXV Wine release and the importance of intensity and personalized flavors in pairing

  • See as Neeta discusses the dream of making wine in Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, and LXV's journey to realize it

  • Delve into the Willow Creek area's terroir and why it's ideally suited for Bordeaux varietals

  • Explore Paso Robles' transformation over the last decade, particularly its growing reputation for Cabernet and Bordeaux varietals

  • Find out more about Neeta’s role on the board of the Paso Robles CAB Collective and its significance in the Paso Robles wine industry

  • The impact of big players in the wine industry swallowing up smaller ones and whether it's a concern for Neeta and LXV

  • Discover Neeta’s soft spot as she talks about their furry friends


In this episode with Neeta Mittal

Explore the world of LXV Wine with Neeta Mittal. Join us as Neeta shares her journey from discovering Paso Robles to creating an immersive wine experience. Learn about LXV's unique tastings, flavor pairings, and Bordeaux varietals. 

In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon are joined by Neeta Mittal, Founder of LXV Wine. Discover the allure of Willow Creek's terroir and the Paso wine scene's evolution. Neeta's role in the Paso Robles CAB Collective and her perspective on industry changes add depth to the conversation. Plus, stay tuned for a heartwarming discussion about Neeta's furry friends. Cheers to wine, culture, and more with LXV Wine!


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