HANDLEY CELLARS

    HANDLEY CELLARS (COIN) 3151 Hwy. 128 Philo CA 95466 (800) 733-3151 handleycellars.com PEOPLE Founder Milla Handley is an Anderson Valley original, having first come to this remote Mendocino County region in 1978, when it was still a bit of a viticultural backwater. Located at the northwestern end of the valley on the site …

ROBERT SINSKEY VINEYARDS

ROBERT SINSKEY VINEYARDS 6320 Silverado Trail Napa CA 94558 (707) 944-9090 robertsinskey.com PEOPLE In the 1970s Robert Sinskey was a practicing doctor with a sideline penchant for grape growing. By 1985 he had 115 acres under vine and a will to create his own eponymous vineyard designate. The winery took shape in 1988 and soon …

FRONT PORCH FARM

    FRONT PORCH FARM 2550 Rio Lindo Ave. Healdsburg CA 95448 (707) 433-8683 fpfarm.com   PEOPLE In 2010 Mimi and Peter Buckley bought property just east of Healdsburg as the next step in a line of conservationist endeavors. Wanting to successfully put into practice environmental and agricultural beliefs, the goal was to create a …

FOLDED HILLS

  FOLDED HILLS (SNAIL) 53 Industrial Way Buellton CA 93427 (805) 694-8086 foldedhills.com There couldn’t be a better estate to represent the marriage of sustainable viticulture and extreme value in the final product. Across the board, the wines from this estate impressed our tasting panel with their focus and approachability. PEOPLE Folded Hills is a …

GIORNATA

  GIORNATA (SNAIL) 470 Marquita Ave. A Paso Robles CA 93446 Tel. (805) 434-3075 giornatawine.com Few California wineries can rival Giornata’s equilibrium of value and quality. This is an estate where sustainable farming practices translate into some of the state’s most delicious and food-friendly wines, at consumer-friendly prices. PEOPLE After a stint at Isole e …