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02/26 STEPHANIE HONIG, HONIG VINEYARD AND WINERY, SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, STEVE EVENS

February 26, 201652 min
STEPHANIE HONIG FROM HONIG VINEYARD AND WINERY JOINS US IN STUDIO Mike Horn, Stephanie Honig, Paul Stern, Courtney KaderaABOUT STEPHENIE HONIG Stephanie Honig was born in Havertown, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then to Florida in 1994, where she attended Florida International University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While attending FIU she also spent time in Europe, studying at the Oxford Brookes University in England. She then moved to Philadelphia and worked as a Sales Manager for Marriott Corporation. In 2000, she moved to New York to pursue a career in the wine industry, working as a Sales Manager for Clicquot, Inc., and for Rudd Winery as the Eastern Regional Sales Manger. In 2005, she earned the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Higher Certificate and the WSET Diploma. She left Rudd in 2006 to import her own wine brand from Argentina. She also taught wine classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and at Florida International University. In 2006, she moved to the Napa Valley and married Michael Honig. Stephanie travels the globe developing Honig’s international and national presence, and handles the public relations for the family business. She serves on the Public Relations Committee, the Marketing Committee and the International Ambassadors Committee at the Napa Valley Vintners.  She is active in raising funds for mental health and for Type 1 diabetes research.  She lives on the Honig property in Rutherford with her husband Michael, their daughters Sophia and Lola, sons Sebastian and Santiago, and their dogs Raisin and Kota. THE HONIG STORY In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in Rutherford, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The vineyard was planted with Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which he sold to neighboring wineries. Louis worked to create a family gathering place at the ranch, for his children and grandchildren, while he dreamed of the day he could retire from his San Francisco advertising agency and make wine from his vineyard. Louis passed away before he could realize his dream, leaving the estate to his family. In 1981, as a tribute to his legacy, his family produced a few hundred cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard’s old tractor barn. After the wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, the family decided to increase production, and Honig Vineyard & Winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, grandson Michael Honig took over management of the vineyard and winery.  In 1989 the family began producing small amounts of  Cabernet Sauvignon. As the business grew, family members Regina Weinstein, Steven Honig, and Stephanie Honig joined Michael in the winery. The Honig family are leaders in sustainability, both in the vineyard and the winery, and what began as a small “garage” winery has today become a successful family enterprise, with everyone working collaboratively to run an inspiring and socially responsible business.     Winemaker Kristin Belair focuses production solely on Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, and Honig wines can be found on the wine lists across the country. Louis Honig’s vision of bringing his family together to share in the beauty and bounty of Napa  Valley, while producing outstanding wines, has become a reality.         WWW.HONIGWINE.COM SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS  “48 HOURS” INVESTIGATES IN “A STUDENT OF MURDER” Saturday, Feb. 27. 10:00 PM ET/PT Yancy Noll, a well-liked Seattle wine steward left work one evening in 2012 and headed home. Ten minutes later he was dead. Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS investigate the death of Noll and the trail that would lead police to an unlikely suspect in “A Student of Murder” to be broadcast Saturday, Feb. 27 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. On his commute home, Noll stopped at a red l

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