RHYS VINEYARD

Rhys Vineyards – Bottle Prize LOS GATOS 11715 Skyline Blvd. tel. (866) 511-1520 www.rhysvineyards.com 105 ac – 120,000 bt           PEOPLE The 2004 harvest was the first vintage released by entrepreneur Kevin Harvey’s Rhys Vineyards (pronounced REESE), one of the bright new stars of California winemaking today. Javier Tapia is the …

BELLE PENTE VINEYARD & WINERY

Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery – Snail Prize CARLTON 12470 NE Rowland Rd. tel. (503) 852-9500 www.bellepente.com wine@bellepente.com 16 ac – 54,000 bt   ‘‘Belle Pente is the “insider’s secret” Oregon wine lovers like to keep to themselves’’   PEOPLE New York City man meets smalltown Minnesota woman in the Silicon Valley, and they fall …

UNTI VINEYARDS

Unti Vineyards – Snail Prize HEALDSBURG 4202 Dry Creek Rd. tel. (707) 433-5590 www.untivineyards.com info@untivineyards.com 60 ac – 100,000 bt       ‘‘George Unti, whose parents emigrated from a small Tuscan town near Lucca, grew up on a farm in Madera, but it wasn’t until his retirement that he began growing grapes”   PEOPLE …

STONY HILL VINEYARD

Stony Hill Vineyard ST. HELENA PO Box 308 tel. (707) 963-2636 www.stonyhillvineyard.com info@stonyhillvineyard.com 40 ac – 48,000 bt   ‘‘Stony Hill, founded 70 years ago by Fred and Eleanor McCrea, was sold to long-time family friends the Ted Hall family in August 2018″     PEOPLE This year marks winemaker Mike Chelini’s 45th harvest at …

SMALL VINES

Small Vines SEBASTOPOL 2160 Green Hill Rd. tel. (707) 823-0886 www.smallvines.com info@smallvines.com 14 ac – 30,000 bt       PEOPLE Kathryn and Paul Sloan began in the wine business as vineyard managers 20 years ago. Having both grown up on farms, the workload and rhythms came naturally. Paul was fascinated with the wines and …

GOODFELLOW FAMILY CELLARS

Goodfellow Family Cellars MCMINNVILLE 888 NE 8th St. tel. (503) 939-1308 www.goodfellowfamilycellars.com 0ac – 48,000bt       PEOPLE Marcus Goodfellow earned a healthy respect for the land by growing up on an 80-acre tree farm near Silverton, Oregon. The fascination with wine came later as he pursued a restaurant career, first in Los Angeles …

LITTORAI

Littorai Wines SEBASTOPOL 788 Gold Ridge Rd. tel. (707) 823-9586 www.littorai.com info@littorai.com 8 ac – 48,000 bt   ‘‘A visit to Littorai will make you understand the significance of this winery: besides crafting wines of absolute quality, among the very best in California, the commitment to vineyards and environment is highly commendable, with painstaking attention …

FOLDED HILLS

Folded Hills – Snail Prize GAVIOTA 2323 Old Coast Hwy. tel. (805) 694-8086 www.foldedhills.com wine@foldedhills.com 13 ac – 33,000 bt   ‘‘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 have impressed our tasting panel with their …

BETHEL HEIGHTS

Bethel Heights Vineyard SALEM 6060 Bethel Heights Rd. NW tel. 503-581-2262 www.bethelheights.com 76 ac – 108,000 bt   PEOPLE In 1977, three families became one to start a vineyard and write a piece of Willamette Valley wine history. Brothers Ted and Terry Casteel joined their wives, Pat Dudley and Marilyn Webb, and Pat’s sister Barbara …

ANTIQUUM FARM

Antiquum Farm JUNCTION CITY 25075 Jaeg Rd. www.antiquumfarm.com info@antiquumfarm.com 21 ac – 32,400 bt   BOTTLE PRIZE – awarded to wineries whose wines represent benchmarks in quality.   PEOPLE There’s plenty of promise in the southern end of the Willamette Valley, and Stephen Hagen’s Antiquum Farm may be the best evidence of that. His tireless, …