Chimney Rock – Terlato's Napa jewel


Elizabeth Vianna (left) is made of steel. Not content with several weeks of the gruelling labour, stress and sleep deprivation of harvest and a brutal cold leaving her almost voiceless, she flew – without a day's break – across the world and sat down just hours after landing to talk us through a winemaker's dinner. Her smile and energy lit the room, and that smile never wavered once even though the guests stayed on till midnight.

Vianna is the winemaker and general manager of Chimney Rock. Having trained in medicine to be a paediatrician, she was working as a clinical...