RIDGE VINEYARDS

  RIDGE VINEYARDS (BOTTLE) 17100 Montebello Rd. Cupertino CA 95014 (408) 867-3233 ridgewine.com PEOPLE Osea Perrone, a doctor from San Francisco, first purchased the Monte Bello Ridge property in 1885 and the first Monte Bello wine was produced in 1892. 70 years later, four friends and Stanford researchers founded Ridge Vineyards bottling their first Zinfandel …

BIG BASIN VINEYARDS

BIG BASIN VINEYARDS 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B. Saratoga CA 95070 (408) 564-7346 bigbasinvineyards.com PEOPLE Bradley Brown enjoyed a rare American upbringing that welcomed wine to the table rather than shunned it. He expanded on this interest as many do, by drinking and traveling, but it wasn’t until had been working in Silicon Valley …

RHYS VINEYARDS

  RHYS VINEYARDS (BOTTLE) 11715 Skyline Blvd. Los Gatos CA 95033 (866) 511-1520 rhysvineyards.com 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 winery’s vineyard manager, Jeff Brinkman its winemaker and manager of …

THOMAS FOGARTY

  THOMAS FOGARTY 19501 Skyline Blvd. Woodside CA 94062 (650) 851-6777 fogartywinery.com PEOPLE The Thomas Fogarty winery was founded in 1976 by heart surgeon Thomas Fogarty, who intended from the outset that his 350-acre estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains would be part of the California Land Conservation Act. Today, the pristine farm is surrounded …