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 …

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 …

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 …