Author: madmin

Rolando Herrera Living the Dream

From dishwasher to director of winemaking, from sneaking across the Mexican border to having his wine served in the White House, Rolando Herrera has made the American dream happen. And last week he brought his career full circle. Herrera held a posh dinner party at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley on Saturday to celebrate… Read more »

Rolando Herrera of Mi Sueño Winery, Napa Valley

Napa Valley brings together winemakers from all over the world…and many from it’s own back yard.  Rolando Herrera is the owner and winemaker at Mi Sueno Winery. Rolando was very young when he came to Napa growing a strong work ethic, love of the land with a positive attitude. His success came from his experiences…. Read more »

Celebrating Mi Sueño’s Twentieth Anniversary

Love poured from the heart of one humble winemaker and winery owner, Rolando Herrera, as he addressed his family and friends last Saturday evening to kick off an evening of celebration. His words of love filled the room to the brim, like a voluptuous pour of Napa premium cabernet sauvignon. That glass of love was… Read more »

Mi Sueño Winery Is a Family Affair in Napa Valley

There are California wineries with names like Folie à Deux and Rubicon that suggest the idea of even starting one is a little crazy. But for Rolando and Lorena Herrera, naming their Napa Valley winery Mi Sueño—Spanish for “My Dream”—was as inevitable as their faith in their own abilities to achieve success in a very… Read more »

From immigrant to vintner, Rolando has bottled his dream

Rolando Herrera runs Mi Sueño Winery in Napa Valley, which annually produces about 8,000 to 10,000 cases of premium estate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and a specialty blend. The family-run operation, Spanish for “My Dream,” has 16 full-time employees and 40 acres of vineyards — with another 23 planned. The… Read more »

Dream Job: A taste of the ‘crazy life’ at Mi Sueño Winery

When Rolando Herrera got his first lesson in terroir, he thought it was just a pretty story. Herrera was eight when his father moved the family from Michoacán to work in a Napa Valley winery, and felt a bit of an outsider when they returned to Mexico five years later. One day while helping his… Read more »