LE CLARINE FARM

La Clarine Farm – Snail Prize SOMERSET 7721 Snowbird Ln. tel. (530) 306-3608 www.laclarinefarm.com laclarinefarm@gmail.com 3ac-30,000bt   ‘‘Since 2001, Henry “Hank” Beckmeyer and Caroline Hoël have been making wine on their farm in the Sierra Foothills AVA «as naturally as possible»”   PEOPLE A former rock musician and record label A&R guy, they lived for …

HEITZ CELLAR

Heitz Cellar – Bottle Prize ST. HELENA 436 St. Helena Hwy. tel. (707) 963-3542 www.heitzcellar.com 450 ac – 456,000 bt   PEOPLE Since 1961, Heitz Cellars has been a family-owned-and-run winery whose aim it is to create wines with elegance, balance and age worthiness. In 2018, this continues to be the case, but there is …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …