Charles Smith Revisited

The Washington vintner hopes his story of facing health challenges head-on will inspire others

Charles Smith Revisited
Senior editor Tim Fish. (Rick Wenner)
From the Mar 31, 2022, issue

Charles Smith is a savvy businessman who went from managing rock bands to making millions selling his wines. The Washington winemaker behind labels like K Vintners, Substance and Sixto sat down with Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish during a spate of health issues to try to inspire others to keep fighting through tough times.

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