JOHAN VINEYARDS

Johan Vineyards – Snail Prize RICKREALL 4285 N Pacific Hwy (99W) tel. (866) 379-6029 www.johanvineyards.com info@johanvineyards.com 86 ac – 90,000 bt   ‘‘The Johan mission is engineered around elegant wines, swimming in nuance. An estate enterprise drawing from a large and eclectic vineyard, Johan has tremendous flexibility regarding what it makes”   PEOPLE Dag Johan …

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, …

HALTER RANCH

Halter Ranch – Snail Prize PASO ROBLES 8910 Adelaida Rd. tel. (888) 367-9977 www.halterranch.com info@halterranch.com 281 ac – 300,000 bt   ‘‘An oasis of biodiversity, Halter Ranch has proven over the years that quality wine making can go hand in hand with respect for the land and environment” PEOPLE Located just fourteen miles from the …

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 …

GIORNATA

Giornata – Snail Prize PASO ROBLES 470 Marquita Ave. tel. (805) 435-3075 www.giornatawine.com info@giornatawines.com 4 ac – 42,000 bt ‘‘Stephanie Terrizzi is one of the most well respected vineyard managers in Paso Robles. Her commitment to agriculture in respect of the environment and biodiversity is impressive and exemplary”   PEOPLE Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi consider …

FRONT PORCH FARM

Front Porch Farm – Snail Prize HEALDSBURG 2550 Rio Lindo Ave. tel. (707) 433-8683 www.fpfarm.com info@fpfarm.com 12 ac – 24,000 bt   ‘‘Owners Mimi and Peter Buckley started Front Porch Farm with a vision—to grow healthy food, create something beautiful, and to gather people together. Their estate wines are very much part of that vision” …

FROG’S LEAP

Frog’s Leap – Snali Prize 8815 Conn Creek Rd. tel. (707) 963-4704 www.frogsleap.com ribbit@frogsleap.com 250 ac – 720,000 bt   ‘‘Frog’s Leap is a testament to being a commercially successful winery while taking care of the land, one’s workers and making quality wine at honest prices”   PEOPLE Founded in 1981 with the funds from …

CRISTOM VINEYARDS

Cristom Vineyards SALEM 6905 Spring Valley Rd. NW tel. (503) 375-3068 www.cristomvineyards.com raechel@cristomvineyards.com 105 ac – 216,000 bt ‘‘«We have a dynamic relationship,» Tom Gerrie shares. «Our skill sets meld to marry the style of wine with this place, and we are making the best wines in Cristom’s history»”   PEOPLE Wine Grower/Owner, Tom Gerrie …

COOPER MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Cooper Mountain Vineyards – Snail Prize BEAVERTON 20121 SW Leonardo Ln. tel. (503) 649-0027 www.coopermountainwine.com info@coopermountainwine.com 120 ac – 228,000 bt   ‘‘A love for Pinot Noir and the desire to get back to the land brought Dr. Robert Gross, his wife Comine and their three children to Oregon in 1976″   PEOPLE After finding …

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 …