Meet the Mexican-American Dreamer Behind Napa Valley’s Mi Sueño Winery (VIDEO)
From Dishwasher to Napa Valley Winemaker: Living the American Dream for Two Decades
In this episode of Wine Oh TV, Monique Soltani heads to the Napa Valley and introduces us to Rolando Herrera, a Mexican-American immigrant who got his start washing dishes at the Auberge du Soleil. Today, he is one of the Napa Valley’s most sought after winemakers.
Hear Rolando share his inspiring story of how hard work, dedication, and a big break from one of the the biggest names in the business, took him from breaking rock to making wine.
Rolando and his wife Lorena, founded Mi Sueño Winery in 1997. Mi Sueño means “My Dream” in Spanish and together they have been living the great American dream for over two decades.
Mi Sueño Winery produces less than 10,000 cases of wine each year. We tasted the Los Carneros Chardonnay $42 and Cabernet Sauvignon $75 on camera.
Rolando also mentioned the following wines that Mi Sueño produces: Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay $55, Los Carneros Pinot Noir $42, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir $55, Syrah $55, Tempranillo $55, and a red blend made named after his hometown”El Llano” $49.