Snail Award Winners in Slow Wine’s debut guide to California wines

The Slow Wine’s new project launched a week ago: The Slow Wine Guide to the Wines of California, soon to be available online and in print.

Today, we are going to begin sharing the prizes that our editors have awarded to Golden State wineries in the 2018 edition of the guide.

We’ll start with the Snail, the historic symbol of Slow Food.

What does the snail prize mean?

The SNAIL PRIZE is awarded to wineries whose values (high quality wines, originality, and respect for the land and environment) align with the Slow Food movement. Quality-price ratio is another factor that our editors consider.

 

MENDOCINO

Drew Wines

 

NAPA VALLEY

Enfield Wine Co.

Matthiasson

Stony Hill Vineyard

Volker Eisele Family Estate

 

PASO ROBLES

Giornata

 

SANTA BARBARA

Ampelos Cellars

Folded Hills

Palmina

Qupe

Solminer

Stolpman Vineyards

 

SIERRAS

La Clarine Farm

 

SONOMA

Bedrock Wine Co.

Ceritas Wines

Limerick Lane