STOLPMAN

Stolpman – Snail prize LOS OLIVOS 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave. tel. (805) 688-0400 www.stolpmanvineyards.com 150 ac-180,000 bt   “Peter Stolpman, current owner of the winery, names their three main tenets as organic farming, sustainable employment, and lack of irrigation”   PEOPLE  It was on their honeymoon when Marilyn Stolpman encouraged her new husband, Tom, to …

MARTHA STOUMEN WINES

Martha Stoumen Wines – Money Prize MENDOCINO tel. (310) 923-1109 www.marthastoumen.com info@marthastoument.com 5 ac-28,800 bt         PEOPLE Raised in Sebastapol, California, Martha Stoumen spent eight years apprenticing and studying in six different countries on three different continents (Tuscany, California, Australia, Germany, Sicily, and New Zealand) in order to come home and interpret …

KAMEN ESTATE WINES

Kamen Estate Wines – Bottle Prize SONOMA 111 B East Napa St. tel. (707) 938-7292 www.kamenwines.com info@kamenwines.com 48 ac – 36,000 bt     PEOPLE Growing up in a city housing project in the Bronx, Robert Kamen believes everything in life happens for a reason. In 1980 he visited Sonoma County to celebrate the sale …

LO-FI WINES

Lo-Fi Wines – Money Prize LOS ALAMOS 448 Bell St. tel. (805) 344-4194 www.lofi-wines.com questions@lofi-wines.com 3 ac – 36,000 bt         PEOPLE Named for a love of music and vinyl, college buddies Mike Roth and Craig Winchester quietly launched their collaborative side project in 2012. Both with pedigrees from notable wineries, the …

HOBO WINE COMPANY

Hobo Wine Company – Money Prize SANTA ROSA 412 Timothy Rd. Unit C tel. (707) 755-7133 www.hobowines.com davoe@hobowines.com 14 ac – 360,000 bt     PEOPLE Sonoma County native Kenny Likitprakong launched Hobo Wine Co. in 2002 with the goal of converting his wine- wary skater friends to a laid-back and unassuming wine drinking culture, …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …