KAMEN ESTATE WINES

  KAMEN ESTATE WINES 111B E. Napa St. Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 938-7292 kamenwines.com PEOPLE Although owner Robert Kamen had purchased the estate in 1980, he didn’t release his first wine under his own label until 1999. The Grateful Dead once tested their new sound system in the natural amphitheater where his vineyards now stand. …

PRESTON FARM AND WINERY

  PRESTON FARM AND WINERY 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd. Healdsburg CA 95448 (707) 433-3372 prestonfarmandwinery.com PEOPLE When Lou Preston first arrived to the Dry Creek area of Sonoma in 1973, he found himself surrounded by a plethora of Italian immigrants as neighbors. Though his formal education in wine took place at U.C. Davis, it …

WIND GAP

  WIND GAP (BOTTLE) 6780 McKinley St., Suite 170 Sebastopol CA 95472 (707) 331-1393 windgapwines.com PEOPLE Pax and Pamela Mahle established Wind Gap as a way to focus their coastal Syrah vineyard sources in a more geographically and stylistically cohesive label. Having always made naturally low alcohol high acid wines thanks to the proximity to …

ARNOT-ROBERTS

ARNOT-ROBERTS 33 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg CA 95448 (707) 433-2400 arnotroberts.com   PEOPLE With a central focus on Syrah, Arnot-Roberts helped show the freshness and energy possible from the variety in extremely cool climate vineyards. Together Nathan Roberts and Duncan Arnot Meyers own Arnot-Roberts. They make the wine together though Roberts has a stronger focus in the winery …

RAEN

  RAEN 21692 8th St. East Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 633-3016 raenwinery.com PEOPLE RAEN (Research in Agriculture and Enology Naturally) is a new project from the youngest generation of the Mondavi family. The inspiration for RAEN stems from the Pinot Noir that Carlo and Dante’s father and grandfather used to make in the 1960s and …

RADIO COTEAU

  RADIO COTEAU 2040 Barlow Ln. Sebastopol CA 95472 (707) 823-2578 radiocoteau.com PEOPLE Winegrower Eric Sussman studied agriculture at Cornell University before heading off to France to work at various wineries in Bordeaux and Burgundy. A dedication to cool climate coastal vineyards drew him to the area of Occidental, not far from the Pacific Ocean. …

LAUREL GLEN VINEYARD

LAUREL GLEN VINEYARD 969 Carquinez Ave. Glen Ellen CA 95442 (707) 933-9877 laurelglen.com PEOPLE Upon graduating divinity school in the 1970’s, Patrick Campbell made his way out west to join the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. The Buddhist monastery assigned him a small plot of vines to tend, a task in which he flourished, eventually moving …

COBB WINES

COBB WINES (BOTTLE) 18100 Fitzpatrick Ln. Occidental CA 95465 (707) 874-1962 cobbwines.com PEOPLE Ross Cobb studied Agro Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture at University of California Santa Cruz with an emphasis on living soil, thus paving the way for a lifetime dedicated to maintaining soil health and integrity. Prior to 2016, Ross worked for a number …

BAKER LANE VINEYARDS

    BAKER LANE VINEYARDS 7361 Baker Lane Sebastopol CA 95472 (707) 823-2496 bakerlanevineyards.com PEOPLE Stephen Singer thrives in the convergence between the serendipitous and the technical, San Francisco thus being a natural and fortuitous city in which to land. After years as a wine educator and consultant in the city and wine director of …

ROBERT SINSKEY VINEYARDS

ROBERT SINSKEY VINEYARDS 6320 Silverado Trail Napa CA 94558 (707) 944-9090 robertsinskey.com PEOPLE In the 1970s Robert Sinskey was a practicing doctor with a sideline penchant for grape growing. By 1985 he had 115 acres under vine and a will to create his own eponymous vineyard designate. The winery took shape in 1988 and soon …