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 …

LUMOS WINE CO.

Lumos Wine Co. – Snail Award Philomath OR 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr. tel. (541) 929-3519 www.lumoswine.com   15 ac – 32,400 bt   Lumos wines are at the intersection of integrity, quality and affordability.   PEOPLE Dai Crisp once aspired to fame as an actor, but thanks to his 18 years of farming at Temperance …

STORYBOOK MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Storybook Mountain Vineyards Calistoga (CA) 3835 CA-128 (707) 942-5310 www.storybookwines.com   38 ac – 60,000 bt   In 1883 two German brothers of the name Grimm, unrelated to the gruesome fairy tales, established the Grimm Vineyards and Wine Vaults and hence a winemaking tradition in the upper Napa Valley.   PEOPLE The vicissitudes of Prohibition …

BRICK HOUSE WINES

Brick House Wines – Snail Award 18200 Lewis Rogers Ln. Newberg OR 97132 (503) 538-5136 brickhousewines.com   30 ac – 48,000 bt   How many winemakers can say they used to “throw it back” to Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News? Doug Tunnell is the only one. Tunnell was a highly regarded news reporter …

DREW

Drew – Snail Award 9000 Hwy. 128 Philo, CA 95466 (707) 895-9599 www.drewwines.com   7 ac – 36,000 bt   Jason Drew and his wife Molly purchased a 25 acre apple farm on the extreme Mendocino Coast in 2004 with the hopes of carving out a little piece of California to interpret into wine.   …

TROON VINEYARD

Troon Vineyard – Snail Award 1475 Kubli Rd. Grants Pass OR 97527 (541) 846-9900 troonvineyard.com   35 ac – 66,000   Troon Estate Vineyard has been farmed the past few years organically and is in the midst of a transition to organic and biodynamic certification.   PEOPLE Dick Troon planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel on …

THE EYRIE VINEYARDS

The Eyrie Vineyards – Snail Award 935 NE 10th Avenue McMinnville, OR 97128 (503) 472-6315 eyrievineyards.com   57 ac – 108,096 bt   To drink Eyrie is to drink history. In 1965 David Lett planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the Willamette Valley in a temporary nursery plot near Corvallis, Oregon.   …

HARRINGTON WINES

Harrington Wines 205 Nevada St. San Francisco CA 94110 (415) 652-9655 harringtonwine.com   0 ac – 60,000 bt Sail Award Motivation: Bryan Harrington established Harrington Wines in 2002 with a focus on old-vine, organic, and sustainable Pinot Noir. He still coaxes this grape to delicious expression, but in the intervening years, has found himself increasingly …

BROOKS WINE

BROOKS WINE – Snail Award 21101 SE Cherry Blossom Ln. Amity OR 97101 (503) 435-1278 brookswine.com 19 ac – 264,000 bt   When you make about twenty different versions of the variety per year, you can rightfully call yourself “the house of Riesling,” at least in the Pinot-centric Willamette Valley   PEOPLE The unexpected passing …