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Steve Zeller and Paul Kibbe – “The Art of Making and Selling Wine”

Steve Zeller, Brian Balestri, and Paul Kibbe - The Extraordinary Friends Show

Steve Zeller, Brian Balestri, and Paul Kibbe – The Extraordinary Friends Show

“I’m quietly tenacious.” – Steve Zeller

My guest in this episode was Steve Zeller – a friend I met about four years ago when he and I worked together on a data center project at Donaldson Company. Besides being the Global Facilities Director at Donaldson, Steve is the founder and owner of Parley Lake Winery in Waconia Minnesota. My co-host is one of my oldest and best friends – Paul Kibbe. Paul and I started working together at the same company 28 years ago and we hit it off right away because as you’ll see, he has a great sense of humor.

In this episode we cover a lot of great topics including:

  • the difference between making wine and making beer
  • the University of Minnesota mafia (my words not Steve’s)
  • why “screw caps verses corks” was the toughest decision he’s had to make for the winery
  • and what happens to the juice from the grape stomping competitions that they have at the winery

We also talk about “ladybug taint” and what Steve would do if he had three arms.

As always, the podcast has bonus material not shown in the public access show and in this episode there are extra lightning round questions.

Please enjoy

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