The unsung urban wine hero

Ken Zinns bottling pet-nat at Broc Cellars

Sounds as though every wine producer needs a Ken Zinns. A nice counterpoint to Elaine's account of a complete vertical of Harlan Estate, also published today.

His name doesn’t appear on wine bottles. He is not a winery employee. He doesn’t even make his living in the wine industry. But for the last 20 years one man has been helping to bottle wines at most of the urban wineries based in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

‘Not even the guys who own the mobile bottling trucks will touch that many wines each year’, says Chris Brockway, owner...