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Winemaker Up Close & Personal: Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates

What Pinot Noir made by someone else I am drinking now: Testarossa.

My desert island wine would be: The first wine that blew my mind - 1993 Bernardus Bien Nacido Pinot Noir.

My talent that few know about: Raising two daughters, I can do a mean French braid.

The thing I do religiously in my winery: Drink a beer every Friday with the cellar crew.

The clothing item I wear most in my winery: Tee-shirt.

The wine region other than my own where I would like to make Pinot Noir: Central Otago, New Zealand.

The music I am listening to: Slightly Stoopid, Ozomatli.

I like to relax by: Escaping to the western side of the Santa Lucia Mountains to the Big Sur Coastline - no cell, no internet - magical.

If money were no object, I would: Invent and mass produce solar powered cars and then give them away free.

If I wasn’t a winemaker, I would be: A firefighter.

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