FRONT PORCH FARM

Front Porch Farm – Snail Prize HEALDSBURG 2550 Rio Lindo Ave. tel. (707) 433-8683 www.fpfarm.com info@fpfarm.com 12 ac – 24,000 bt   ‘‘Owners Mimi and Peter Buckley started Front Porch Farm with a vision—to grow healthy food, create something beautiful, and to gather people together. Their estate wines are very much part of that vision” …

CRISTOM VINEYARDS

Cristom Vineyards SALEM 6905 Spring Valley Rd. NW tel. (503) 375-3068 www.cristomvineyards.com raechel@cristomvineyards.com 105 ac – 216,000 bt ‘‘«We have a dynamic relationship,» Tom Gerrie shares. «Our skill sets meld to marry the style of wine with this place, and we are making the best wines in Cristom’s history»”   PEOPLE Wine Grower/Owner, Tom Gerrie …

COOPER MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Cooper Mountain Vineyards – Snail Prize BEAVERTON 20121 SW Leonardo Ln. tel. (503) 649-0027 www.coopermountainwine.com info@coopermountainwine.com 120 ac – 228,000 bt   ‘‘A love for Pinot Noir and the desire to get back to the land brought Dr. Robert Gross, his wife Comine and their three children to Oregon in 1976″   PEOPLE After finding …

BELLE PENTE VINEYARD & WINERY

Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery – Snail Prize CARLTON 12470 NE Rowland Rd. tel. (503) 852-9500 www.bellepente.com wine@bellepente.com 16 ac – 54,000 bt   ‘‘Belle Pente is the “insider’s secret” Oregon wine lovers like to keep to themselves’’   PEOPLE New York City man meets smalltown Minnesota woman in the Silicon Valley, and they fall …

LUMOS WINE CO.

Lumos Wine Co. – Snail Award Philomath OR 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr. tel. (541) 929-3519 www.lumoswine.com   15 ac – 32,400 bt   Lumos wines are at the intersection of integrity, quality and affordability.   PEOPLE Dai Crisp once aspired to fame as an actor, but thanks to his 18 years of farming at Temperance …

COTURRI WINERY

Coturri Winery Glen Ellen CA 6725 Enterprise Rd. tel. (707) 525-9126 www.coturriwinery.com   7ac – 9,000 bt   PEOPLE The Coturri estate was founded by Harry “Red” Coturri and his sons Tony and Phil in 1975 and the winery was bonded in 1979. Originally from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, winemaking was handed down in …

FOLDED HILLS

Folded Hills – Snail Award 2323 Old Coast Hwy. Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 694-8086  www.foldedhills.com   There couldn’t be a better estate to represent the marriage of sustainable viticulture and extreme value in the final product. Across the board, the wines from this estate have impressed our tasting panel with their focus and approachability.   …

LIEU DIT

Lieu Dit 300 N. 12th Street, Unit 4A Lompoc CA 93436 lieuditwinery.com   0 ac – 30,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE Eric Railsback and Justin Willet became friends after college while working in Santa Barbara’s wine industry. Justin began his own wine brand, Tyler, when …

TROON VINEYARD

Troon Vineyard – Snail Award 1475 Kubli Rd. Grants Pass OR 97527 (541) 846-9900 troonvineyard.com   35 ac – 66,000   Troon Estate Vineyard has been farmed the past few years organically and is in the midst of a transition to organic and biodynamic certification.   PEOPLE Dick Troon planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel on …

J. CHRISTOPHER WINES

J. Christopher Wines 17150 NE Hillside Dr. Newberg OR 97132 (503) 554-9572 jchristopherwines.com/   21 ac – 60,000 bt   PEOPLE Jay Somers was making beer for a living when he tasted a 1985 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Champans and proceeded to lose his mind for Burgundy. As Somers says, “in 30 seconds my life …