EP 721 Vance Sharp of Sharp Cellars and the Sonoma Sausage Company

Gary Vaynerchuk interviews Vance Sharp, a founding member and past president of the Association of African American Vintners.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Pinot Noir ‘Keenan?s Cove
2005 Zinfandel Hailey’s Creek Vineyard
2007 Zinfandel Hailey’s Creek Vineyard ‘Black Label

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luca bercelli

91/100

line of the day – ‘I gotta see the Jets game, I haven’t missed a play in 20 years’

You can’t help but be entertained by the guest on this show. Fun episode.

Tags: california, Pinot Noir, red, review, Sonoma, Video, wine, wines, zinfandel

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  • ErieWineGuy(Glenn Chojnacki)

    I would buy all of Vance’s wines, just because of his wonderful, pleasant personality.

    He seems to care about the fruit and winemaking(and sausage), and apparently his wines have the chops to match that attitude.

    Terrific guest. Thank you Gary and Vance!

  • ErieWineGuy(Glenn Chojnacki)

    I would buy all of Vance’s wines, just because of his wonderful, pleasant personality.

    He seems to care about the fruit and winemaking(and sausage), and apparently his wines have the chops to match that attitude.

    Terrific guest. Thank you Gary and Vance!

  • Agnieszka

    QOTD: there’s something about bald man! I do see them more confident and straight forward and I like it.

    BTW; great show with an even greater guest.

  • Agnieszka

    QOTD: there’s something about bald man! I do see them more confident and straight forward and I like it.

    BTW; great show with an even greater guest.

  • Uncle Meate

    Great Guest !!!

    Mr. Sharp iz a smooth operator …… I am ordering some Hawaiian Portugese Sausage right away. Never would have thought of dipping it in dark chocolate, but now I gotta try it. I know my wife will love it.

    AotD: I find bald women sexy.

  • Uncle Meate

    Great Guest !!!

    Mr. Sharp iz a smooth operator …… I am ordering some Hawaiian Portugese Sausage right away. Never would have thought of dipping it in dark chocolate, but now I gotta try it. I know my wife will love it.

    AotD: I find bald women sexy.

  • Brian in Calgary

    Best thing about being bald? Not having a combover.

    Great show & guest. A primer for those who are thinking about getting into the biz.

  • Brian in Calgary

    Best thing about being bald? Not having a combover.

    Great show & guest. A primer for those who are thinking about getting into the biz.

  • JB

    Wow ! Brice Jones and now, Vance Sharp – my 2 favorite shows within the span of a couple of weeks – keep pumping out the great “guest” shows

  • JB

    Wow ! Brice Jones and now, Vance Sharp – my 2 favorite shows within the span of a couple of weeks – keep pumping out the great “guest” shows

  • Holladown

    just another top notch show with a very smooth partner in Vance.

    cheers

  • Holladown

    just another top notch show with a very smooth partner in Vance.

    cheers

  • Tminus5

    Vance Sharp drinking game – everytime Vance mentions a date (day, month, and year) – take a drink. Everytime a specific date is mentioned that is more than 20 years ago (who can remember that far back???) – you finish your drink and refill.

    No one will make it more than 15 minutes at this game….

  • Tminus5

    Vance Sharp drinking game – everytime Vance mentions a date (day, month, and year) – take a drink. Everytime a specific date is mentioned that is more than 20 years ago (who can remember that far back???) – you finish your drink and refill.

    No one will make it more than 15 minutes at this game….

  • Anonymous

    Hi GV, nice show again!

    Mr. Sharp must be a terrific character, a true multimedia businessman: Wine and Sausages, both looked delicious. Congratulations!

    QOTD: The shampoo company?s nightmare! 😉 Just kidding ?

    Best wishes,

    Mauricio Fernandes
    (GV?s #1 Brazilian Fan)

  • Hi GV, nice show again!

    Mr. Sharp must be a terrific character, a true multimedia businessman: Wine and Sausages, both looked delicious. Congratulations!

    QOTD: The shampoo company?s nightmare! 😉 Just kidding ?

    Best wishes,

    Mauricio Fernandes
    (GV?s #1 Brazilian Fan)

  • Vance comes across as a genuinely nice guy who loves his family and likes a challenge. Gary you were obviously excited to have him there, the interview interruption factor started to uptick after some recent well controlled performances, but it is understandable if Vance’s presence pressed your passion button. Have fun out there in October.

    QOTD: Bald has really become mainstream stylish in the last several years, as long as the dome is well formed it looks way good…beats bad hair and toupees any day. My own hair is crazy wavy curly, fought with it when I was younger trying to tame it…there is less of it now, but I’ve been shaving it for 17 years. The open dome is awesome and low maintenance. I must have saved a years worth of time in reduced mop management.

  • BurroBoy

    Vance comes across as a genuinely nice guy who loves his family and likes a challenge. Gary you were obviously excited to have him there, the interview interruption factor started to uptick after some recent well controlled performances, but it is understandable if Vance’s presence pressed your passion button. Have fun out there in October.

    QOTD: Bald has really become mainstream stylish in the last several years, as long as the dome is well formed it looks way good…beats bad hair and toupees any day. My own hair is crazy wavy curly, fought with it when I was younger trying to tame it…there is less of it now, but I’ve been shaving it for 17 years. The open dome is awesome and low maintenance. I must have saved a years worth of time in reduced mop management.

  • Based on the last 2 episodes…I’d have to say my career in the insurance business should be on it’s last leg!
    QOTD.. bald guys that have to shave their head every other day is just sad. Naturally bald guys generally are very cool.

  • Based on the last 2 episodes…I’d have to say my career in the insurance business should be on it’s last leg!
    QOTD.. bald guys that have to shave their head every other day is just sad. Naturally bald guys generally are very cool.

  • Anyone selling gourmet sausage is alright in my books!

  • Anyone selling gourmet sausage is alright in my books!

  • Cameron J

    Vance was a super guest, bringing his own thunder. Very good show.

    QOTD: I hope bald is cool.

  • Cameron J

    Vance was a super guest, bringing his own thunder. Very good show.

    QOTD: I hope bald is cool.

  • DF

    QOTD: It’s not the amount of hair, it’s the amount of confidence.

  • DF

    QOTD: It’s not the amount of hair, it’s the amount of confidence.

  • guymandude

    Engaging guest,would love to see that vineyard and try that sausage.

    Thanks for great show.

  • guymandude

    Engaging guest,would love to see that vineyard and try that sausage.

    Thanks for great show.

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Black guys look way cooler bald than white guys. It’s true.
    We just pressured my balding neighbor into shaving his head and he looks terrible. Pretty funny though.

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Black guys look way cooler bald than white guys. It’s true.
    We just pressured my balding neighbor into shaving his head and he looks terrible. Pretty funny though.

  • Dawn S

    Great show and guest! Makes me miss growing up in that area…..Vance mentioned Sonoma Market and it’s one of the best!! Would love to buy some of his sausage and then go to buy some bread from Sonoma Bakery.

  • Dawn S

    Great show and guest! Makes me miss growing up in that area…..Vance mentioned Sonoma Market and it’s one of the best!! Would love to buy some of his sausage and then go to buy some bread from Sonoma Bakery.

  • JayZee

    Vance is a wicked cool dude! Nice show. Very interesting guest. Very down-to-earth guy. Loved it. His wines sound pretty good as well.

    QOTD: Bald men? I think bald men don’t have “bad hair days”. 🙂

  • JayZee

    Vance is a wicked cool dude! Nice show. Very interesting guest. Very down-to-earth guy. Loved it. His wines sound pretty good as well.

    QOTD: Bald men? I think bald men don’t have “bad hair days”. 🙂

  • Sonia

    Love this episode, Vance is awesome, love his story and now I’m on a mission to try his wines!!! I think it kicks *ss that he put his picture on the sausage label! I want to get an invite to his place for BBQ’d sausage and wine when you go!!!
    QOTD: Bald guys look tough, like don’t mess with them, they’ll beat you up.

  • Sonia

    Love this episode, Vance is awesome, love his story and now I’m on a mission to try his wines!!! I think it kicks *ss that he put his picture on the sausage label! I want to get an invite to his place for BBQ’d sausage and wine when you go!!!
    QOTD: Bald guys look tough, like don’t mess with them, they’ll beat you up.

  • Jessina

    Thumbs up! Vance seems cool and interesting. Good episode.

  • Jessina

    Thumbs up! Vance seems cool and interesting. Good episode.

  • Ronny K

    Hey Gary, I’m a lurker, I watch every episode, but don’t ever post. I just have to say this was the best guest you have ever had! I can’t wait to try his wine and his sausage!

    Keep up the good work Gary, I would love to meet you sometime, come to Philly!

    And review some NJ wines already…

    Ron

  • Ronny K

    Hey Gary, I’m a lurker, I watch every episode, but don’t ever post. I just have to say this was the best guest you have ever had! I can’t wait to try his wine and his sausage!

    Keep up the good work Gary, I would love to meet you sometime, come to Philly!

    And review some NJ wines already…

    Ron

  • cronin

    What did Gary mean when he said: “You’re letting Pinot be Pinot” (18:23).

  • cronin

    What did Gary mean when he said: “You’re letting Pinot be Pinot” (18:23).

  • Best part of the show… that awkward 5 seconds after the “hug”. That, “shit I just hugged a man… does anyone think I’m gay?” moment.

    Gary, best interviewing skills ever… you might be able to do this for a living!

    QOTD: I work for a bald man. I recuse myself.

  • Best part of the show… that awkward 5 seconds after the “hug”. That, “shit I just hugged a man… does anyone think I’m gay?” moment.

    Gary, best interviewing skills ever… you might be able to do this for a living!

    QOTD: I work for a bald man. I recuse myself.

  • Great show. Glad to have such a cool guy representing SONOMA!! MMM, saaauuussaaggee!

  • Great show. Glad to have such a cool guy representing SONOMA!! MMM, saaauuussaaggee!

  • QotD: Bald men are Sharp. Although, I hope I don’t go bald. Signed up for the mailing list.

  • QotD: Bald men are Sharp. Although, I hope I don’t go bald. Signed up for the mailing list.

  • BrianAF

    This was by far one my favorite episodes, and for sure top three favorite guests. I was just in Napa and im bummed I didn’t know about his winery a week ago. Im visiting his winery before I die.

    Qotd. Men with hair are glad they arent bald, and if your rich, women don’t care whats on your head.

  • BrianAF

    This was by far one my favorite episodes, and for sure top three favorite guests. I was just in Napa and im bummed I didn’t know about his winery a week ago. Im visiting his winery before I die.

    Qotd. Men with hair are glad they arent bald, and if your rich, women don’t care whats on your head.

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