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 …

FROG’S LEAP

Frog’s Leap – Snali Prize 8815 Conn Creek Rd. tel. (707) 963-4704 www.frogsleap.com ribbit@frogsleap.com 250 ac – 720,000 bt   ‘‘Frog’s Leap is a testament to being a commercially successful winery while taking care of the land, one’s workers and making quality wine at honest prices”   PEOPLE Founded in 1981 with the funds from …

BAKER LANE VINEYARDS

Baker Lane Vineyards – Best Value Prize SEBASTOPOL 7361 Baker Lane tel. (707) 823-2496 www.bakerlanevineyards.com info@bakerlanevineyards.com 6ac – 24,000bt   PEOPLE Stephen Singer thrives in the convergence between the serendipitous and the technical, San Francisco thus beng a natural and fortuitous city in which to land. After years as a wine educator and consultant in …

UNTI VINEYARDS

Unti Vineyards – Snail Prize HEALDSBURG 4202 Dry Creek Rd. tel. (707) 433-5590 www.untivineyards.com info@untivineyards.com 60 ac – 100,000 bt       ‘‘George Unti, whose parents emigrated from a small Tuscan town near Lucca, grew up on a farm in Madera, but it wasn’t until his retirement that he began growing grapes”   PEOPLE …

PORTER CREEK

Porter Creek Vineyards HEALDSBURG 8779 Westside Rd. tel. (707) 433-6321 www.portercreekvineyards.com info@portercreekvineyards.com 22 ac – 48,000 bt     “In 1977 George Davis purchased a 40 acre lot located in northwestern Russian River Valley and named the winery after a nearby satelite river”   PEOPLE Impressed with the potential of the area, he planted Chardonnay …

STORYBOOK MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Storybook Mountain Vineyards Calistoga (CA) 3835 CA-128 (707) 942-5310 www.storybookwines.com   38 ac – 60,000 bt   In 1883 two German brothers of the name Grimm, unrelated to the gruesome fairy tales, established the Grimm Vineyards and Wine Vaults and hence a winemaking tradition in the upper Napa Valley.   PEOPLE The vicissitudes of Prohibition …

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 …

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, …