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Legends Behind the Craft

Nov 17, 2022

James Phillips is the Winemaker at the Madrigal Family Winery. He started in the filmmaking industry but eventually gravitated towards winemaking. While in film school, James took a part-time job at a small winery. This experience sparked his interest in and love for winemaking. Aside from bringing his expertise to the Madrigal Family Winery, James is also a consulting winemaker for seven different wineries.

In this episode with James Phillips

Film and wine both tell stories to people. You share your viewpoint, communicate your message, and evoke different experiences in people.

A bottle of wine can transport people to faraway places. The Madrigal Family Winery invites people to the vineyards and tells the story of how it all started. People recognize that the beauty of wine is in its history and that it is more than what is in the glass. 

In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon welcome James Phillips, Winemaker at the Madrigal Family Winery, to talk about the parallels between filmmaking and winemaking. James also shares his experience working with wine from different places and the challenges that come with it.