SOTER VINEYARDS

Soter Vineyards – Bottle Prize CARLTON 10880 NE Mineral Springs Rd. tel. (503) 662-5600 www.sotervineyards.com info@sotervineyards.com 40 ac – 48,000 bt   PEOPLE A philosophy major turned vintner, Tony Soter spent 30 years consulting consulted for top Napa Valley wineries such as Spottswoode, Stag’s Leap, Shafer and Niebaum-Coppola. Soter also had his own high-profile California …

HIYU WINE FARM

Hiyu Wine Farm – Snail Prize HOOD RIVER 3890 Acree Dr. tel. (541) 436-4680 www.hiyuwinefarm.com 14ac-9,600bt     PEOPLE Hiyu Wine Farm is the creation of Nathaniel Ready, a Master Sommelier and his partner China Tresemer, an accomplished artist and cook. The couple met in Boulder, Colorado where Ready had been working for a restaurant, …

GRGICH HILLS ESTATE

Grgich Hills Estate – Bottle Prize RUTHERFORD 1829 St. Helena Hwy. tel. (707) 963-2784 www.grgich.com 366 ac – 774,000 bt     PEOPLE Against many odds, Miljenko “Mike “ Grgich made his way from Croatia to make wine in California. He gained international fame over night when a Chardonnay he had crafted for Chateau Montelena …

ENFIELD WINE CO.

Enfield Wine Co. – Bottle Prize SANTA ROSA 1160b Hopper Ave. tel. (707) 287-4519 www.enfieldwine.com info@enfieldwine.com 11 ac – 21,600 bt   PEOPLE John Lockwood’s Enfield Wine Co. is a new icon in California Cabernet but his releases span broadly across grapes and price points. He works out of a custom crush facility in Santa …

DOMAINE NICOLAS-JAY

Domaine Nicolas-Jay – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 1002-A North Springbrook Rd. Suite 115 tel. (971) 412-1124 www.nicolas-jay.com info@nicolas-jay.com 17 ac – 36,000 bt   PEOPLE Nicolas-Jay is a somewhat unlikely trio brought together by an undying love for Pinot Noir. The former part of the name is Jean-Nicolas Méo, who has been turning out refined wines …

DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE / SANDHI

Domaine de la Côte Sandhi – Bottle Prize LOMPOC 1712 Industrial Way, Suite B tel. (805) 500-8337 www.domainedelacote.com tasting@domainedelacote.com 0 ac – 9,300 bt     PEOPLE Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr partnered in 2009 when they began Sandhi. They share a similar philosophy, believing that the purpose of winemaking is to craft balanced wines …

GRIMM’S BLUFF

Grimm’s Bluff – Snail Prize SANTA YNEZ Kentucky Rd. www.grimmsbluff.com 17 ac – 12,000 bt     ‘‘This Demeter certified biodynamic ranch is a testament to what can be achieved when biodynamics are embraced by the outset” PEOPLE Rick Grimm and his wife, Aurora, settled down in the Santa Ynez Valley after four years of …

THOMAS FOGARTY

Thomas Fogarty – Bottle Prize WOODSIDE 19501 Skyline Blvd. tel. (650) 851-6777 www.fogartywinery.com info@fogartywinery.com 22 ac – 120,000 bt   PEOPLE Drawn to the Santa Cruz Mountains for professional reasons, it was the allure of agriculture that piqued Dr. Thomas Fogarty’s interest and led him to establish his eponymous winery in 1980. Flanked by his …

CROWLEY WINES

Crowley Wines – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 14000 NE Quarry Rd. tel. (503) 804-5064 www.crowleywines.com patrick@crowleywines.com 0ac-36,000bt   PEOPLE Crowley Wines is genuinely a team effort. Tyson Crowley makes the wines and works closely with his vineyard partners. Emily Crowley, Tyson’s wife, handles marketing and special events. Evan Roberts is an active partner the Crowleys look …

WALTER SCOTT

Walter Scott Wines – Bottle Prize SALEM 6130 Bethel Heights Rd. NW tel. (971) 209.7786 www.walterscottwines.com info@walterscottwines.com 0ac-78,000bt   PEOPLE Erica Landon and Ken Pahlow are a true Willamette Valley “power couple.” Pahlow has over two decades experience working with St. Innocent, Patricia Green Cellars and Evening Land Vineyards. Landon is a sommelier and wine …