John Capone

About the Author John Capone

John Capone lives atop a mountain between Sonoma and Napa Valley where he engages in copious amounts of intense first-hand wine and spirits “research” while listening to old Hawaiian and rockabilly records. He’s written for New York, BlackBook, Radar, The Daily, Sonoma Magazine, Hemispheres and [wherever]: an out of place journal. Additionally, his work has twice been selected to be featured in the Southampton Players one-act festival in New York; he’s edited the magazines Hampton Style and Hampton Sports, a lit mag called Proteus and served as executive editor of MediaPost. He’s also edited three Zagat guides and now works as a designer for Gundlach Bundschu. His cabin is full of unpublishable private literature and corks.


Such Great Heights

Manchester Ridge Vineyard and the “Island” AVA “This road is littered with winemakers who have tried to make wine here,” says Greg La Follette, careening in a rickety pick-up through a winding and narrow dirt road with shear drops into the ravines below. We’re bouncing along the road to Manchester …

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