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 …

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 …

TATOMER

Tatomer – Bottle Prize SANTA MARIA tel. (805)500-8337 www.tatomerwines.com 0ac-42,000bt     PEOPLE Graham Tatomer got an early start, working for Santa Barbara Winery when he was only sixteen. By the time he went to work the harvest in Austria, he had already begun his own label, Katabasis, which he sold after three years. That …

DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE / SANDHI

Domaine de la Côte Sandhi – Bottle Prize LOMPOC 1712 Industrial Way, Suite B tel. (805) 500-8337 www.domainedelacote.com tasting@domainedelacote.com 0 ac – 9,300 bt     PEOPLE Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr partnered in 2009 when they began Sandhi. They share a similar philosophy, believing that the purpose of winemaking is to craft balanced wines …

GRIMM’S BLUFF

Grimm’s Bluff – Snail Prize SANTA YNEZ Kentucky Rd. www.grimmsbluff.com 17 ac – 12,000 bt     ‘‘This Demeter certified biodynamic ranch is a testament to what can be achieved when biodynamics are embraced by the outset” PEOPLE Rick Grimm and his wife, Aurora, settled down in the Santa Ynez Valley after four years of …

THOMAS FOGARTY

Thomas Fogarty – Bottle Prize WOODSIDE 19501 Skyline Blvd. tel. (650) 851-6777 www.fogartywinery.com info@fogartywinery.com 22 ac – 120,000 bt   PEOPLE Drawn to the Santa Cruz Mountains for professional reasons, it was the allure of agriculture that piqued Dr. Thomas Fogarty’s interest and led him to establish his eponymous winery in 1980. Flanked by his …

WINERY SIXTEEN 600

Winery Sixteen 600 – Bottle Prize SONOMA 589 1st St. tel. (707) 721-1805 www.winerysixteen600.com 2 ac – 8,300 bt   PEOPLE Founded in 2007, Sixteen 600 winery is named after the address of Sonoma-based grape grower and organic pioneer Phil Coturri, who was among the first to experiment with organic and biodynamic farming in northern …

BOKISCH VINEYARDS

Bokisch Vineyards – Money Prize LODI 18921 Atkins Rd. tel. (209) 642-8880 www.bokischvineyards.com info@bokischvineyards.com 83 ac – 60,000 bt   PEOPLE Liz and Markus Bokisch have followed a circuitous path to becoming Lodi wine-growing pioneers. From California’s inner heartland to stints in Catalonia and the Napa Valley, the couple finally settled in Lodi in the …

GIORNATA

Giornata – Snail Prize PASO ROBLES 470 Marquita Ave. tel. (805) 435-3075 www.giornatawine.com info@giornatawines.com 4 ac – 42,000 bt ‘‘Stephanie Terrizzi is one of the most well respected vineyard managers in Paso Robles. Her commitment to agriculture in respect of the environment and biodiversity is impressive and exemplary”   PEOPLE Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi consider …