Kevin Chesley

Kevin Chesley

For Kevin, being a writer has always required a great deal of wine. He never dreamed he’d be able to combine his love for the two. His screenwriting includes works for Paramount, MTV, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Bad Robot, and his role as Executive Story Editor on “Blood & Treasure,” an action adventure show on CBS and Amazon. Before that, his thirst for sketch comedy led to pieces for The Onion and National Lampoon – as well as the stages of UCB, HBO Workspace, Comedy Central Stage and festivals in San Francisco, NYC, Vancouver and beyond. He’s a write-at-home dad always ready for a winery road trip… especially a dog-friendly one.
Kevin Chesley

Kevin Chesley

For Kevin, being a writer has always required a great deal of wine. He never dreamed he’d be able to combine his love for the two. His screenwriting includes works for Paramount, MTV, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Bad Robot, and his role as Executive Story Editor on “Blood & Treasure,” an action adventure show on CBS and Amazon. Before that, his thirst for sketch comedy led to pieces for The Onion and National Lampoon – as well as the stages of UCB, HBO Workspace, Comedy Central Stage and festivals in San Francisco, NYC, Vancouver and beyond. He’s a write-at-home dad always ready for a winery road trip… especially a dog-friendly one.

ARTICLES BY Kevin Chesley

Three Furies Wines

Three Furies Wines are a manifestation of Winemaker Martin Mackenzie’s insatiable curiosity and quest for truth, power, and beauty in wine. Martin, a New Zealand native, crafted wines for world-renowned  Stonyridge Vineyard on remote Waiheke Island, New Zealand for ten years before moving to California wine country. In California since 2009

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Thanksgiving Pairings

For Kevin, being a writer has always required a great deal of wine. He never dreamed he’d be able to combine his love for the two. His screenwriting includes works for Paramount, MTV, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Bad Robot, and his role as Executive Story Editor on “Blood &

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Theorem Vineyards

Theorem Vineyards create wines that tell the story of the site and the soils from which they originate. Along with their renown winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, their philosophy begins with using the highest quality fruit—only the best of their yield makes it into the barrel. The end result is an

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Halter Ranch

Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery situated on the west-side of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. Founded in 2000, Halter Ranch has a rich history and a commitment to sustainable methods and environmental stewardship. The ranch today spans over 2,200-acres, with 206-acres of SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certified

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The Bootlegger

The following story is true, as told to Kevin Chesley by a sommelier who wishes to remain anonymous. All names have been changed to protect the somm, the winery, and the garage vintner involved… So, it was my first day in which I ever got to “run the room.” I

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The Real Dirt About Clean Wines

The following story is true, as told to Kevin Chesley by a sommelier who wishes to remain anonymous. All names have been changed to protect the somm, the winery, and the drinkers involved… who could have been you? The woman at the end of my bar reminded me of Jessica

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Confessions of a Sommelier

The following story is true, as told to Kevin Chesley by a sommelier who wishes to remain anonymous. All names have been changed to protect the somm, the winery, and definitely the wine-tasting Mormons involved… The RV was the first vehicle I had ever seen obey the 5MPH speed limit

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The Return of Ed Hardy

The following story is true, as told to Kevin Chesley by a sommelier who wishes to remain anonymous. All names have been changed to protect the somm, the winery, and the douchebag involved… You can tell a lot about a man by the way he can’t park his rented Ferrari.

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MTGA Wines

Founded in 2010 in St. Helena as a small lot, craft wine company that focuses on unique family owned vineyard sites. At less than 1,000 case total production MTGA Wines pays homage to the four generations of the Anderson family who have worked in the Napa wine industry. Hidden away

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Confessions of a Sommelier

The following story is true, as told to Kevin Chesley by a sommelier who wishes to remain anonymous. All names have been changed to protect the somm, the winery, and the rock star involved… I don’t get star struck easy. That’s a good thing, because the winery I pour at

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