LIMERICK LANE CELLARS

Limerick Lane – Snail Prize HEALDSBURG 1023 Limerick Ln. tel. (707) 433-9211 www.limericklanewines.com info@limericklanewines.com 30 ac – 60,000 bt     ‘‘Specializing in Zinfandel and Rhone varietals, Limerick Lane is setting an example through virtuous viticulture and by preserving century old vineyards, carving out terroir driven wines of great depth, complexity and drinkability’’   PEOPLE …

GROCHAU CELLARS

Grochau Cellars – Money Prize AMITY 9360 SE Eola Hills Rd. tel. (503) 835-0208 www.grochaucellars.com info@gcwines.com 0 ac – 114,000 bt   PEOPLE John Grochau’s introduction to wine came from the saddle of a road bike. The Portland native raced professionally in France in his 20’s, pedaling through Champagne and Burgundy. Restaurant work back in …

ROOTS WINE CO.

Roots Wine Co. – Bottle Prize YAMHILL 19320 NE Woodland Loop Rd. tel. (503) 662-4652 www.rootswine.com info@roots.wine 8ac-60,000bt     PEOPLE Chris and Hilary Berg are proud University of Kansas alumni who make some mighty fine wine. Chris’ family moved from the Midwest to start a business in Tualatin, Oregon and while they were at …

LE CLARINE FARM

La Clarine Farm – Snail Prize SOMERSET 7721 Snowbird Ln. tel. (530) 306-3608 www.laclarinefarm.com laclarinefarm@gmail.com 3ac-30,000bt   ‘‘Since 2001, Henry “Hank” Beckmeyer and Caroline Hoël have been making wine on their farm in the Sierra Foothills AVA «as naturally as possible»”   PEOPLE A former rock musician and record label A&R guy, they lived for …

HEITZ CELLAR

Heitz Cellar – Bottle Prize ST. HELENA 436 St. Helena Hwy. tel. (707) 963-3542 www.heitzcellar.com 450 ac – 456,000 bt   PEOPLE Since 1961, Heitz Cellars has been a family-owned-and-run winery whose aim it is to create wines with elegance, balance and age worthiness. In 2018, this continues to be the case, but there is …

SCHERRER WINERY

Scherrer Winery – Bottle Prize SEBASTOPOL 4940 Ross Rd. tel. (707) 823-8980 www.scherrerwinery.com info@scherrerwinery.com 20 ac – 72,000 bt       PEOPLE Fred and Judi Scherrer introduced their first wine, a Zinfandel, in 1991, and by 1997 were able to establish their own winemaking facility outside Sebastopol, CA. Fred is the winemaker and Judi …

HANDLEY CELLARS

Handley Cellars – Money Prize PHILO 3151 Hwy. 128 tel. (800) 733-3151 www.handleycellars.com info@handleycellars.com 35 ac – 96,000 bt   PEOPLE Milla Handley started out making Chardonnay in her garage. By 1982 she had won gold at the 1982 Orange County Fair and the winery took off. Originally intending to become a sparkling wine house, …

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 …

EDMUNDS ST. JOHN

Edmunds St. John – Money Prize BERKELEY 1331 Walnut St tel. (510) 981-1510 www.edmundsstjohn.com info@edmundsstjohn.com 0 ac – 29,500 bt     PEOPLE Steve Edmunds brings a musician’s sensitivity and a wine-buyers palate (both of these jobs he has had) to his production of primarily, Rhône-style wines. As one of the early Californian interpreters of …

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, …