SKINNER VINEYARD AND WINERY

Skinner Vineyard and Winery – Snail Prize SOMERSET 8054 Fairplay Rd. tel. (530) 620-2220 www.skinnervineyards.com 35 ac – 77,000 bt   ‘‘After discovering an ancestral connection to a Gold Rush-era miner, rancher, and wine grower named James Skinner, Mike and Carey Skinner purchased property in the El Dorado Hills, along with a century-old stone cellar …

PALMINA WINERY

Palmina Winery – Snail Prize LOMPOC 1520 E. Chestnut Ct. tel. (805) 735-2030 www.palminawines.com tastingroom@palminawines.com 0 ac – 45,000 bt   “The wines of Palmina are complex, full of character and highly-drinkable, perfect to go with food, and sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards”    PEOPLE Steve Clifton uses all Italian grapes because he believes that the …

OLD WORLD WINERY

Old World Winery – Snail Prize FULTON 850 River Rd. tel. (707) 490-6696 www.oldworldwinery.com info@oldworldwinery.com 5ac-24,000bt ‘‘Darek Trowbridge works in the vineyard with a keen attention to detail and an eye to the viticultural traditions the past, mostly rejecting the strictures of his Fresno State master’s degree in winemaking’’   PEOPLE Giuseppe Martinelli emigrated from …

MATTHIASSON

Matthiasson – Snail Prize NAPA P.O. Box 10880 tel. (707) 265-9349 www.matthiasson.com info@matthiasson.com 10 ac – 100,000 bt   “Committed to the Slow philosophy, Steve and Jill Matthiasson grow most of their own food and prepare it for the enjoyment of family and friends at their beautiful yellow farmhouse, surrounded by their estate vineyards”   …

J.K. CARRIERE

J.K. Carriere – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 9995 NE Parrett Mountain Rd. tel. (503) 554-0721 www.jkcarriere.com 28 ac – 60,000 bt     PEOPLE Jim Prosser grew up in a large family in the mountains of central Oregon. In his early years, he spent time wandering the planet for the Peace Corps, but he always had …

GROCHAU CELLARS

Grochau Cellars – Money Prize AMITY 9360 SE Eola Hills Rd. tel. (503) 835-0208 www.grochaucellars.com info@gcwines.com 0 ac – 114,000 bt   PEOPLE John Grochau’s introduction to wine came from the saddle of a road bike. The Portland native raced professionally in France in his 20’s, pedaling through Champagne and Burgundy. Restaurant work back in …

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 …

JOHAN VINEYARDS

Johan Vineyards – Snail Prize RICKREALL 4285 N Pacific Hwy (99W) tel. (866) 379-6029 www.johanvineyards.com info@johanvineyards.com 86 ac – 90,000 bt   ‘‘The Johan mission is engineered around elegant wines, swimming in nuance. An estate enterprise drawing from a large and eclectic vineyard, Johan has tremendous flexibility regarding what it makes”   PEOPLE Dag Johan …

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 …

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” …