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 …

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 …

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, …

GRGICH HILLS ESTATE

Grgich Hills Estate – Bottle Prize RUTHERFORD 1829 St. Helena Hwy. tel. (707) 963-2784 www.grgich.com 366 ac – 774,000 bt     PEOPLE Against many odds, Miljenko “Mike “ Grgich made his way from Croatia to make wine in California. He gained international fame over night when a Chardonnay he had crafted for Chateau Montelena …

ENFIELD WINE CO.

Enfield Wine Co. – Bottle Prize SANTA ROSA 1160b Hopper Ave. tel. (707) 287-4519 www.enfieldwine.com info@enfieldwine.com 11 ac – 21,600 bt   PEOPLE John Lockwood’s Enfield Wine Co. is a new icon in California Cabernet but his releases span broadly across grapes and price points. He works out of a custom crush facility in Santa …

BOW & ARROW WINES

Bow & Arrow Wines – Money Prize PORTLAND 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. #1 www.bowandarrowwines.com howdy@bowandarrowwines.com 0 ac – 42,000 bt   PEOPLE After Scott Frank watched 9/11 unfold from his New York City office building, he knew he needed a break. A quick trip to Portland, Oregon turned into a permanent stay, but he no …

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 …

DOMAINE NICOLAS-JAY

Domaine Nicolas-Jay – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 1002-A North Springbrook Rd. Suite 115 tel. (971) 412-1124 www.nicolas-jay.com info@nicolas-jay.com 17 ac – 36,000 bt   PEOPLE Nicolas-Jay is a somewhat unlikely trio brought together by an undying love for Pinot Noir. The former part of the name is Jean-Nicolas Méo, who has been turning out refined wines …