The Hunt for Don Baumhefner and his Elusive Chateau Beaux Hauts Bubbly

After my interview experience with Esther Mobley, the San Francisco Chronicle wine expert, I think her clearly informed passion for both digging out and writing up the uniquely personal stories behind each wine, would leave anyone thirsting for more. This article about my sparkling winemaking adventures first hit the news stands on Christmas Day, 2016, and now, The Press, SF Chronicle’s new California wine country guide, has just chosen to include it in their first edition, as “one of the most compelling stories they have told this year.”  — Don Baumhefner

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