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I'm a Survivor: From War to Winemaker, Samra Morris' Unlikely Journey to California

Season 4, Ep. 78

MJ’s Guest today is today is Alma Rosa’s winemaker, Samra Morris. Samra was born in Sarajevo Bosnia. She grew up during the Bosnian war of 1992-95. Samra is the first woman from Bosnia to make wines in California. She completed a viticulture internship at St. Supéry during the 2014 harvest as well as working with Rivers Brown’s Mending Wall for three harvests. Samra formerly served as quality control manager for Free Flow Wines. She was recruited by General Manager Debra Eagle to join Alma Rosa as an Assistant Winemaker in 2018. Within less than a year, she was promoted to winemaker. At Alma Rosa, Samra has a focus on Burgundian and Rhône varieties

 

On this episode, MJ and Samra discuss Samra’s childhood in Bosnia and growing up during wartime. Samra talks about how she went from brewing beer to making wine and why she fell in love with Santa Barbara. She even spills her secret to success: taking every opportunity!

 

A huge thank you to Samra Morris! 


Follow her on IG @samra_morris


Check out Alma Rosa Winery at: https://almarosawinery.com/


This episode’s in studio wines:


2020 Alma Rosa Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills

2020 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills

2019 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Rancho La Viña, Sta Rita Hills

2020 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Barrel Select, Sta Rita Hills

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Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers, and wine drinkers! 


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Thank you to our sponsor: Taub Family Selections. Taub Family Selections is a dynamic fourth generation, family-owned wine import company with a truly enviable portfolio of fine wines from 11 countries. They are proud to represent an exceptional portfolio of high quality, terroir centric and historic producers from around the world. Learn more at www.taubfamilyselections.com


Thank you to our sponsor: Independence Wine and Spirits - or IWS. IWS is owned by the Taub family, who have re-entered the NY wholesale market, bringing the family back to its roots in distribution where they held court from 1951 – 2004. 

To learn more about IWS go to: https://independencewine.com


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