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170 Wine & Spirit Purveyors • 70 of San Diego's Top Chefs
Celebrity Chefs • Cooking & Wine Tasting Classes
Big Bottle Auction • Continuous Food and Wine Tastings
Over 800 Wines • $50,000 Chef of The Fest Competition

Steve Glossner

Winemaker, Kiame Wine Cellars

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An experienced winemaker with a resolute passion for Paso Robles wines, Steve Glossner has earned a reputation for making wines of determined quality.

Glossner’s entrée into the wine industry began innocently enough; he stumbled upon the wineries in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York while he was (supposed to be) studying business at Cornell University in Ithaca. His curiosity aroused, he took a sales position at a fine wine shop in Western New York. Its generous owners tutored him well, and eventually sealed his fate. In 1988 he moved to California to become a winemaker.

Jumping in feet-first, Glossner worked the crush and began dragging hoses at various wineries in Sonoma County, then spent a harvest in New Zealand. Upon returning to the States, he began a program of graduate study in enology at CSU, Fresno. He discovered the Paso Robles area, this time through his studies, and moved there in 1993.

The following year, Glossner became the winemaker for Justin Vineyards and Winery and produced the 1994 Isosceles which was awarded the prestigious international Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Trophy for the best blended red wine.

After five years at Justin, he moved to Adelaida Cellars to further his experience with Paso Robles Westside grapes. In 2002 he became the Director of Winemaking at Halter Ranch, the former MacGillvary Vineyard, where he made the first few vintages of both Rhône and Bordeaux varietals for this new brand.

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