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 …

THOMAS FOGARTY

Thomas Fogarty – Bottle Prize WOODSIDE 19501 Skyline Blvd. tel. (650) 851-6777 www.fogartywinery.com info@fogartywinery.com 22 ac – 120,000 bt   PEOPLE Drawn to the Santa Cruz Mountains for professional reasons, it was the allure of agriculture that piqued Dr. Thomas Fogarty’s interest and led him to establish his eponymous winery in 1980. Flanked by his …

CROWLEY WINES

Crowley Wines – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 14000 NE Quarry Rd. tel. (503) 804-5064 www.crowleywines.com patrick@crowleywines.com 0ac-36,000bt   PEOPLE Crowley Wines is genuinely a team effort. Tyson Crowley makes the wines and works closely with his vineyard partners. Emily Crowley, Tyson’s wife, handles marketing and special events. Evan Roberts is an active partner the Crowleys look …

WINERY SIXTEEN 600

Winery Sixteen 600 – Bottle Prize SONOMA 589 1st St. tel. (707) 721-1805 www.winerysixteen600.com 2 ac – 8,300 bt   PEOPLE Founded in 2007, Sixteen 600 winery is named after the address of Sonoma-based grape grower and organic pioneer Phil Coturri, who was among the first to experiment with organic and biodynamic farming in northern …

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 …

CORISON

Corison – Bottle Prize SAINT HELENA 987 Saint Helena Hwy. tel. (707) 963-0826 www.corison.com visit@corison.com 13 ac – 36,000 bt   PEOPLE The inimitable Cathy Corison is a woman who needs no introduction, her quiet trailblazing and steadfast commitment to Na- pa terroir long ago having made a mark on the California wine industry. 2017 …

BONNY DOON VINEYARD

Bonny Doon Vineyard – Bottle Prize DAVENPORT 450 Hwy. 1 tel. (888) 819-6789 www.bonnydoonvineyard.com tastingroom@bonnydoonvineyard.com 10 ac – 444,000 bt   PEOPLE The name Randall Grahm is synonymous with eclectic innovation; California’s current viticultural biodiversity has been enriched in large part by Grahm’s far-sighted experimentations. Grahm got his start at a wine shop in Los …