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Meet the Winery: Kermit Lynch

  • Uncorked Tahoe City 475 North Lake Tahoe Blvd TAHOE CITY United States (map)

The Kermit Lynch name has become synonymous with French and Italian wines. In 1972, with a $5,000 loan and maybe a bit of gumption, Lynch, then a writer/musician, opened Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant with thirty-five cases of wine stacked on the floor. Attracted by the Old World wine cultures of Europe, Kermit became a retailer, distributor, and national importer for authentic wines that express their terroir. Much like his close friends, the late food writer Richard Olney and Chez Panisse’s founder Alice Waters, Kermit’s influence has been enduring. He has had so much success shining the spotlight on small, artisan producers that he has won two James Beard awards and was knighted by the French government with their prestigious “Legion d’Honneur.” 


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