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King of The Hill - Judd Finkelstein

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  • Publish Date: Apr 20, 2009

Having grown up in a family of painters, sculptors, musicians and winemakers, Judd Finkelstein has always viewed making wine as an art form. It should be no surprise, then, that the family winery is one of only six to be recognized by the Sundance Institute, which celebrates the creation of wine as art.

When not busy turning grapes into wine, Judd likes to shred on his electric ukulele and you might find him strutting his stuff with The Maikai Gents at a luau near you. Another past time: producing comedy shorts based on a day’s work at Judd’s Hill (nothing like a little industry humor).

Our favorite wine by Judd’s Hill is their Old Vine Zinfandel. It's smooth yet jammy, and showcases dark berry flavors with subtle hints of oak, and a little bit of spice. It's drinking perfectly now.

Music, film, vino…I think it’s safe to say we’ve found a modern Renaissance Man.

To check out Judd’s wines visit (ukulele shows and video viewing on your own time).

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