EP 725 Talking About the Wine Industry with Legend Hubert Opici Episode #725

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with Hubert Opici to discuss the wine industry and taste some wine

Wines tasted in this episode:

Opici Homemade Barberone

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luca bercelli

80/100

line of the day – ‘My wife has two nurses’

This guy might be a legend in the business and have a great back story, but he was just a little bit past it to make the show an entertaining one. GV did his best to tee the guy up but at 93 years of age waddayagonnado?

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  • Ivan

    Great epiosde. Mr Opici rocks! 93, unreal. So nice to have some fo his life story captured on video for the ages.

  • Ivan

    Great epiosde. Mr Opici rocks! 93, unreal. So nice to have some fo his life story captured on video for the ages.

  • Richie

    QOTD: I sadly don’t know. But I am eager to find out.

  • Richie

    QOTD: I sadly don’t know. But I am eager to find out.

  • AMM3RD

    Cool guest. Awesome question, not sure how to answer, that’s what makes it great…AMM

  • http://gastronautadventures.wordpress.com/ Alex from Montreal

    Gary V, I think you finally got the interviewing thing down. Practice makes perfect and you didn’t cut Mr Opici off. Congrats, you are now an interviewer extraordinare.

    Mr. Opici rocks, he reminds me of my late Uncle Jim, so down to earth and very hard working.

    QOTD: OBAMA is bringing serious thunder and the world’s ideas about the United States are going to change for the better. I will end this with a quote from Zhou Enlai (the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China), he was asked about the effects of the French Revolution and Enlai answered, “it’s too early to tell.” So in the words of Enlai, I think it is definitely too early to tell how the world is going to change in 25 years, but I can say it is going to change A LOT.

  • AMM3RD

    Cool guest. Awesome question, not sure how to answer, that’s what makes it great…AMM

  • http://gastronautadventures.wordpress.com/ Alex from Montreal

    Gary V, I think you finally got the interviewing thing down. Practice makes perfect and you didn’t cut Mr Opici off. Congrats, you are now an interviewer extraordinare.

    Mr. Opici rocks, he reminds me of my late Uncle Jim, so down to earth and very hard working.

    QOTD: OBAMA is bringing serious thunder and the world’s ideas about the United States are going to change for the better. I will end this with a quote from Zhou Enlai (the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China), he was asked about the effects of the French Revolution and Enlai answered, “it’s too early to tell.” So in the words of Enlai, I think it is definitely too early to tell how the world is going to change in 25 years, but I can say it is going to change A LOT.

  • thunderball (dave)

    Legendary episode. What an awesome guest.

  • thunderball (dave)

    Legendary episode. What an awesome guest.

  • Beavis

    Definitely..Cramer gets bumped for a real gentleman.

  • Beavis

    Definitely..Cramer gets bumped for a real gentleman.

  • Ken

    Having worked for Mr Opici and his family for the last six years, and spending about an hour a day with Mr. O in our Florida office, I think at times I take his brilliance and his contributions to the industry for granted. Reading all of these great comments makes me realize how lucky I am to work for such an amazing man. While the 27 minute interview was great, it does not compare to all the wonderful stories he has told me over the years. I am very proud to be associated with him and the company he built.

  • Ken

    Having worked for Mr Opici and his family for the last six years, and spending about an hour a day with Mr. O in our Florida office, I think at times I take his brilliance and his contributions to the industry for granted. Reading all of these great comments makes me realize how lucky I am to work for such an amazing man. While the 27 minute interview was great, it does not compare to all the wonderful stories he has told me over the years. I am very proud to be associated with him and the company he built.

  • bob c

    Not an answer to the QOTD, but you guys taked so much about Robert Mondavi, I just finished reading the “House of Mondavi” book and in the first chapter they mentioned Heidi Barrett and I was thinking, because of WLTV, I actually knew who that was. Thanks for the education!!

  • bob c

    Not an answer to the QOTD, but you guys taked so much about Robert Mondavi, I just finished reading the “House of Mondavi” book and in the first chapter they mentioned Heidi Barrett and I was thinking, because of WLTV, I actually knew who that was. Thanks for the education!!

  • Mimere

    I agree with earlier comments – this episode with Mr. Opici is worthy of a direct link on your hall of fame list on the right side of the website. I learned so much today. Thank you both for sharing these very special minutes with us.

    QOTD: Wherever we’re going in the next 25 years, it would all be better if we could relax, de-stress, and conduct business with a glass of wine in our hands and a loaf of bread between us. Think of the camaraderie, respect, civility our world would operate under. What a welcome change that would be!

  • Mimere

    I agree with earlier comments – this episode with Mr. Opici is worthy of a direct link on your hall of fame list on the right side of the website. I learned so much today. Thank you both for sharing these very special minutes with us.

    QOTD: Wherever we’re going in the next 25 years, it would all be better if we could relax, de-stress, and conduct business with a glass of wine in our hands and a loaf of bread between us. Think of the camaraderie, respect, civility our world would operate under. What a welcome change that would be!

  • Andy and Edie in MT

    Classic episode, one of your best guests. Really reminds me of my Grandpa Rusty who is a youngster by comparison at 87, but still goes out and skis black diamond runs in the winter (he skis for free now by the way). One kid was skiing behind him one day and asked him, “Hey, you ski pretty good! How old are you?” My grandpa replied, “22”. The kid goes, “No really, how old?” And my grandpa said, “I was born in ’22” The kid was totally floored. Just had to share that as this episode really makes me want to go visit Rusty :) Thanks for everything you do Gary!

    -Andy Hanson

  • Andy and Edie in MT

    Classic episode, one of your best guests. Really reminds me of my Grandpa Rusty who is a youngster by comparison at 87, but still goes out and skis black diamond runs in the winter (he skis for free now by the way). One kid was skiing behind him one day and asked him, “Hey, you ski pretty good! How old are you?” My grandpa replied, “22”. The kid goes, “No really, how old?” And my grandpa said, “I was born in ’22” The kid was totally floored. Just had to share that as this episode really makes me want to go visit Rusty :) Thanks for everything you do Gary!

    -Andy Hanson

  • frankvezer

    I am the Owner of Vezer Family Vineyards, we are a small family operated winery just 12 miles from Down town Napa, in our very own special Appellation called Suisun Valley, also known as “the Napa Back Road”. All I can say about our wine is that we make wines in the style we love, and which our Friends and Club members absolutely adore. To be honest with you, we can not tell you if the kind of wines we make, would impress the famous wine Critiques and the number seekers. We simply don't have the time or the resources to send them out to be judged. All we know is that everyone that has tried our wines, they have told us that we are really good at what we do. The Owner of One of Napa's most visited wineries stated that “the Vezer La Salette Wine is definitely one of his all time favorites”. We would be honored if you could check out our web site http://www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com. The style is very rich fruit foreword profiles, all hand punched during fermentation and aged in Oak, mostly French. We absolutely love the Amarone Style of wine and this is a very evident influence in our house style. We would love to send you samples to try, and tell your audience of what you think, it would be the very first time for us to do something like this. Your enthusiasm has motivated us, and we Thank you for educating the USA about wines and the wonderful life contributions and history it brings to us in this New World adventure.

    Ps. thank you for the interview with the Kind man Mr. Opici at 93 years old he was amazing

  • frankzangari

    Where can we buy Opici Zin 91 in New Jersey?

  • Anonymous

    Not drinking jug wine….have seen the Zin91, nice guest.. QOTD-it will either be a better place or one than went to hell in a handbasket… http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    80/100

    line of the day – ‘My wife has two nurses’

    This guy might be a legend in the business and have a great back story, but he was just a little bit past it to make the show an entertaining one. GV did his best to tee the guy up but at 93 years of age waddayagonnado?

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