No other winemaker is quite as jovial as Byron’s Jonathan Nagy. Listen to him as he gives a straightforward lowdown on what it’s like to be married to another winemaker and how he makes the Santa Maria Valley’s principal varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, distinctly different. Other topics in this unfiltered conversation include winemaking’s effects on parenting, as well as Jonathan’s personal vocational challenges. Hear the influences of vine age and weather on the grape ripening process, and a few predictions for this year’s harvest. Your ebullient host Gabe Saglie pulls from the Dirt Don’t Lie question grab bag, leading Jonathan to topics such as swimming in Pinot Noir, three words about Byron’s estate vineyard, and what he would do if given a magic wand.