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Yoursomms E11 : Meet Rajat Parr - Sommelier & Wine Maker (San Francisco)

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11/12/2019 Get insider tips, expert knowledge, and unique insights by, and for, Sommeliers and Restaurant industry professionals around the world.

Sommelier Business and Sommeliers Choice Awards in Collaboration with Beverage Trade Network presents YourSomms, a series showing the lives of the sommeliers and their workplaces.


Rajat ("Raj") Parr is an Indian-American sommelier turned winemaker, who oversaw the wine program of the Michael Mina restaurant group before starting his own wineries in Oregon and the Central Coast of California. Sandhi is his label of purchased grapes while Lompoc, Domaine de la Cote, and Evening Land all are productions from his and Sashi Moorman's (his business partner) vineyards. He produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay exclusively, biodynamically and organically. His winemaking philosophy is based on little to no manipulation of the final product by never inoculating nor over-ripening.