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What’s Up, D’oc?

is the kind of thing Randall Grahm might say, an organically grown carrot, depending from his lower lip, pressed into service in lieu of a Gauloise, as he begins a conversation about his soon to be released wine, itself inspired by, among other things, medieval folk ballads, Occitan linguistics, definitively positive affirmations and a mystical affinity for the warm places where grapes are grown.

From Cigars (Flying) to the Rhône Ranger to Popelouchum, Randall Grahm has a long history of reimagining the traditions of France in a distinctly personal way.

The Language of Yes (a distinctly odd name) is Randall’s next chapter. A continued exploration of the central California Coast through small-batch vinous experiments, light touches and a deep love of the land.

If the grapes and soil have anything at all to say, we cannot imagine a more faithful interpreter.

Winemaker Dinner

Saturday, September 24 from 4-8 p.m.

Join Randall Grahm for an extraordinary wine dinner at Popelouchum in San Juan Bautista on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

This multi-course dinner, prepared by local Michelin-starred chef, Jarad Gallagher, featuring produce grown in situ at Popelouchum and meat raised just across the street at Morris Grass Fed, is a celebration of both the inaugural release of Popelouchum wines and the release of the 2021 vintages from The Language of Yes.

This will be an opportunity for you to observe some of the compelling research being done at Popelouchum, as well as the opportunity to learn more about and be the first to taste the very exciting new vintages of The Language of Yes. Hoping you will say, "Yes!"

Saturday, September 24

4-8 p.m.

Popelouchum Estate, San Juan Bautista, CA


Reservations Required?
Yes, this event is by Reservation Only

Pescatarian and vegetarian options will, of course, be available.
Weather permitting. No infants or guests under 21 years of age.
Please contact for additional questions

Randall Grahm



The simultaneous release adopted the extremely non-standard practice of air-drying the grapes post-harvest. Our first vintage from the Rancho Réal vineyard is an experiment in phenolic extraction and a realization of our intent to not slavishly replicate the wines of Southern France, but rather to seek to find and amplify the unique characteristics of our climats and terroirs in the Central Coast of California.

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