ANALEMMA WINES

Analemma Wines – Bottle Prize MOSIER 1120 State Rd. tel. (541) 478-2873 www.analemmawines.com cellardoor@analemmawines.com 15 ac – 24,000 bt   PEOPLE Steven Thompson and Kris Fade were working a harvest in New Zealand when word reached them one of the oldest vineyards in the Pacific Northwest, Atavus, was for lease. They quickly packed their bags …

LIEU DIT

Lieu Dit 300 N. 12th Street, Unit 4A Lompoc CA 93436 lieuditwinery.com   0 ac – 30,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE Eric Railsback and Justin Willet became friends after college while working in Santa Barbara’s wine industry. Justin began his own wine brand, Tyler, when …

QUADY NORTH

Quady North 255 East California St. Jacksonville OR 97530 (541) 702-2123 quadynorth.com   24 ac – 78,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE Herb Quady was working for Bonny Doon Vineyard in California when he decided he wanted to start making his own wines. “I quickly learned …

MAYSARA WINERY

Maysara Winery 15765 SW Muddy Valley Rd. McMinnville OR 97128 (503) 843-1234 maysara.com   260 ac – 96.000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE Moe Momtazi and his wife Flora fled to the US to escape post-revolution Iran in 1982. Fueled by fond memories of his father’s …

IDIOT’S GRACE

Idiot’s Grace 8450 Highway 30 Mosier OR 97040 (541) 399-5259 idiotsgrace.com   21 ac – 24,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE The land and constituent components of Idiot’s Grace Farm—cherry and pear orchards, vineyards and vegetable gardens—are currently under the stewardship of a team of talented, …

IDIOT’S GRACE

Idiot’s Grace 8450 Highway 30 Mosier OR 97040 (541) 399-5259 idiotsgrace.com   21 ac – 24,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE The land and constituent components of Idiot’s Grace Farm—cherry and pear orchards, vineyards and vegetable gardens—are currently under the stewardship of a team of talented, …

SKINNER VINEYARDS AND WINE

  SKINNER VINEYARDS AND WINERY (COIN) 8054 Fairplay Rd. Somerset CA 95684 (530) 620-2220 skinnervineyards.com PEOPLE After discovering an ancestral connection to a Gold Rush-era miner, rancher, and wine grower named James Skinner, Mike and Carey Skinner purchased property in the El Dorado Hills, along with a century-old stone cellar built by James (Mike’s great, …

HUDSON

HUDSON (COIN) 5398 Sonoma Hwy. Napa CA 94559 (707) 255-1455 hudsonranch.com PEOPLE Lee Hudson exudes a boundless energy and visible eagerness to share the vision of his ranch with anyone who will listen. He first came to the valley in 1975 and after almost 40 years is more keen than ever on experimentation and stewardship …

HANDLEY CELLARS

    HANDLEY CELLARS (COIN) 3151 Hwy. 128 Philo CA 95466 (800) 733-3151 handleycellars.com PEOPLE Founder Milla Handley is an Anderson Valley original, having first come to this remote Mendocino County region in 1978, when it was still a bit of a viticultural backwater. Located at the northwestern end of the valley on the site …

FROG’S LEAP

FROG’S LEAP (COIN) 8815 Conn Creek Rd. Rutherford CA 94573 (707) 963-4704 frogsleap.com PEOPLE Frog’s Leap is the epitome of a family winery, headed by the Williams family (founder John and son Rory) and flanked by the many vineyard workers, their sons, nephews, and other relatives that have joined the winery over the years. The …