Major Crush Season 1: Ep 2 Calistoga AVA & Chris Madrigal

Welcome to Season 1 of Major Crush (The Dirty Crush). This is Episode 2, and it’s all about the Napa Valley growing region known as Calistoga. This episode features a very personal interview with a premier winemaker and winery owner, Chris Madrigal of Madrigal Family Winery. Chris is from one of the most storied families in the Valley, and his philosophy on wine growing, winemaking, and living a life in harmony and balance with nature makes him one of Meredith and Lou’s favorite people in the California Wine Country!

FEATURED WINES:  2018 Madrigal Dry Rose / 2017 Madrigal Tempranillo  |  To order these or any of the other outstanding vintages this winery has to offer, please visit the official website (  If you happen to find yourself in the Napa Valley and want to stop in for a tasting, the tasting room is located at 3718 North Saint Helena Highway, Calistoga, CA 94515  // It’s always best to set up an appointment by calling: 707.942.8619 Or book online at // And when you make a connection, BE SURE AND MENTION THAT YOU’VE GOT A MAJOR CRUSH ON MADRIGAL!

ADDITIONAL NOTES: This episode of Major Crush was recorded in the car, and on location at Madrigal Family Winery outside among the vines, so the audio production does have some flaws. We are brand new at producing our own podcast, so we want to thank you in advance for your patience as we learn and hopefully continually improve our process. But we can’t apologize for the content, because this episode was as fun to make as we hope it will be to listen to! So Cheers to growing and learning together, and we look forward to featuring more great quality content in future episodes!

CONTACT US: If you have questions or comments for Meredith and Lou, and you’re listening on the Anchor App, you can send them to us directly. If you’re listening to this podcast on any other platform, and you want to reach out, you can email us at  // Follow us on Instagram: @majorcrushwinecast. // Be sure to check out the entire first season of Major Crush on Spotify, or wherever you access your favorite podcasts!