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Vineyards, needed a new start for his family wines. Ron, who manages about 80 smaller local vineyards, needed a place to process and store his clients’ wines. The result is Blended, A Winemaker’s Studio. The first order of business was to insulate the storage facility and set up a Winemakers Lab. That step was completed. Next on the agenda is to construct a tasting room on the cement pad next to the storage building. The partners have set a target of May 2016 for the opening of the tasting room. Jeffrey is also planning to offer classes on winemaking at Blended, A Winemaker’s Studio. Currently he is pursuing his Certified Wine Educator’s certificate from the Society of Wine Educators. Blended, A Winemaker’s Studio is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 pm for samplings of Medeiros and TASS wines. In a year or two, visitors will also be able to sample La Vie Dansante GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MARCH/APRIL 2016 wines. Jeffrey has a preference for Spanish varietals and it will be interesting to see how this develops. Jeffrey Fadness admits that Blended, A Winemaker’s Studio is a great project but his passion is, or will soon be, his La Vie Dansante wines. We welcome Blended, A Winemaker’s Studio, a new twist in our historic but reviving wine culture. They are located at 4300 Dryden Avenue in Gilroy. Online at blendedwinestudio.com. gmhtoday.com 97