MACDONALD VINEYARDS

MacDonald Vineyards – Snail Prize OAKVILLE PO Box 91 tel. (707) 225-7264 www.macdonaldvineyards.com info@macdonaldvineyards.com 15 ac – 4,100 bt   ‘‘Though the vineyard has never seen systemic sprays in the family’s 64 years of conservancy, they are just beginning the process of organic certification’’   PEOPLE In 1868 Hamilton Crab arrive to the Napa Valley, …

LIMERICK LANE CELLARS

Limerick Lane – Snail Prize HEALDSBURG 1023 Limerick Ln. tel. (707) 433-9211 www.limericklanewines.com info@limericklanewines.com 30 ac – 60,000 bt     ‘‘Specializing in Zinfandel and Rhone varietals, Limerick Lane is setting an example through virtuous viticulture and by preserving century old vineyards, carving out terroir driven wines of great depth, complexity and drinkability’’   PEOPLE …

SCHERRER WINERY

Scherrer Winery – Bottle Prize SEBASTOPOL 4940 Ross Rd. tel. (707) 823-8980 www.scherrerwinery.com info@scherrerwinery.com 20 ac – 72,000 bt       PEOPLE Fred and Judi Scherrer introduced their first wine, a Zinfandel, in 1991, and by 1997 were able to establish their own winemaking facility outside Sebastopol, CA. Fred is the winemaker and Judi …

SOTER VINEYARDS

Soter Vineyards – Bottle Prize CARLTON 10880 NE Mineral Springs Rd. tel. (503) 662-5600 www.sotervineyards.com info@sotervineyards.com 40 ac – 48,000 bt   PEOPLE A philosophy major turned vintner, Tony Soter spent 30 years consulting consulted for top Napa Valley wineries such as Spottswoode, Stag’s Leap, Shafer and Niebaum-Coppola. Soter also had his own high-profile California …

HIYU WINE FARM

Hiyu Wine Farm – Snail Prize HOOD RIVER 3890 Acree Dr. tel. (541) 436-4680 www.hiyuwinefarm.com 14ac-9,600bt     PEOPLE Hiyu Wine Farm is the creation of Nathaniel Ready, a Master Sommelier and his partner China Tresemer, an accomplished artist and cook. The couple met in Boulder, Colorado where Ready had been working for a restaurant, …

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 …

DOMAINE NICOLAS-JAY

Domaine Nicolas-Jay – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 1002-A North Springbrook Rd. Suite 115 tel. (971) 412-1124 www.nicolas-jay.com info@nicolas-jay.com 17 ac – 36,000 bt   PEOPLE Nicolas-Jay is a somewhat unlikely trio brought together by an undying love for Pinot Noir. The former part of the name is Jean-Nicolas Méo, who has been turning out refined wines …

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 …