Gary Vaynerchuk’s 500th Show Redux

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Gary Vaynerchuk channeling the ‘Oak Monster’

The dust of well over 500 energetic souls has only just settled. Last Thursday, not an auspicious day of the week for an Event, nevertheless it witnessed the filming of Gary Vaynerchuk’s 500th episode of his celebrated WLTV series before a packed house. When Mr. Vaynerchuk took time to breathe between passionate proclamations the crowd jumped in to further drown out the roar of Hwy 280 traffic streaming nearby. Yours truly and Brandon Miller, writers for this blog, had the pleasure of assisting the good folks at CrushPad, especially Stu Ake and the delightful Hayden Moulds, to make real the evening.

And the evening would not have been complete without the presence of Chris Mott, Gary’s gentleman filmmaker.


Many thanks go out to the excellent wineries who answered my invite to join in the mix.

In no particular order:


Fort Ross

Edmunds St. John

Pelican Ranch

Sones Cellars

Twisted Oak

J. Lohr

New Zealand Winegrowers

Clos La Chance

To the wineries who either missed the deadline or could not attend: another gathering is planned for late Fall, early Winter.

The official 500th episode may be viewed on WLTV. (Brandon and I make an appearance.)

CrushPad has provided the following photo and video links.




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  1. on July 18th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for your kind words, Ken! To give credit where credit is due, the event never would have reached the heights it did without the hard work of you and Brandon. Thank YOU!

  2. Administrator said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Thank you, Hayden. Very kind of you to say! Hope we may work again in the future.

  3. Brandon M said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 10:28 am


    I think we all picked up our boot straps and made it happen. You made it easy on us! THANK YOU

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