Inside Winemaking - the art and science of growing grapes and crafting wine

In this episode, Pavle Milic takes us through a journey of his life, passions, and entrepreneurial spirit. Starting with his roots in Colombia and transition to the hospitality scene in New York, Milic has carved out a unique niche in the culinary and wine world in Arizona. The discussion navigates through the landscapes of Colombia and the burgeoning wine industry of Arizona, underscoring the importance of location, experimentation, and tasting room design.

Delving deeper into the realms of viticulture, Pavle paints an evocative picture of Arizona as an emerging wine country. With personal anecdotes and extensive knowledge, he details the state's high-elevation vineyards and the challenges of working with a diverse set of grape varietals. Milic also shares insider details about his restaurant, FNB, and his winery, Los Milics Vineyards, highlighting their distinct approaches to food and wine that celebrate Arizona's unique terroir.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Exploration of Colombian culture and cuisine.
  • The journey of opening a restaurant in Scottsdale with a focus on local wines, overcoming economic challenges, and building community support.
  • The growth of the Arizona wine industry highlighting the unique climate, varietals, and the influence of the Four Corners Development Project.
  • The creation of a personal wine label and the development of a winery through partnership.
  • Innovative winemaking techniques and the emergence of Arizona's wine country as a destination.

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