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 …

UNTI VINEYARDS

Unti Vineyards – Snail Prize HEALDSBURG 4202 Dry Creek Rd. tel. (707) 433-5590 www.untivineyards.com info@untivineyards.com 60 ac – 100,000 bt       ‘‘George Unti, whose parents emigrated from a small Tuscan town near Lucca, grew up on a farm in Madera, but it wasn’t until his retirement that he began growing grapes”   PEOPLE …

STONY HILL VINEYARD

Stony Hill Vineyard ST. HELENA PO Box 308 tel. (707) 963-2636 www.stonyhillvineyard.com info@stonyhillvineyard.com 40 ac – 48,000 bt   ‘‘Stony Hill, founded 70 years ago by Fred and Eleanor McCrea, was sold to long-time family friends the Ted Hall family in August 2018″     PEOPLE This year marks winemaker Mike Chelini’s 45th harvest at …

PORTER CREEK

Porter Creek Vineyards HEALDSBURG 8779 Westside Rd. tel. (707) 433-6321 www.portercreekvineyards.com info@portercreekvineyards.com 22 ac – 48,000 bt     “In 1977 George Davis purchased a 40 acre lot located in northwestern Russian River Valley and named the winery after a nearby satelite river”   PEOPLE Impressed with the potential of the area, he planted Chardonnay …

LITTORAI

Littorai Wines SEBASTOPOL 788 Gold Ridge Rd. tel. (707) 823-9586 www.littorai.com info@littorai.com 8 ac – 48,000 bt   ‘‘A visit to Littorai will make you understand the significance of this winery: besides crafting wines of absolute quality, among the very best in California, the commitment to vineyards and environment is highly commendable, with painstaking attention …

FOLDED HILLS

Folded Hills – Snail Prize GAVIOTA 2323 Old Coast Hwy. tel. (805) 694-8086 www.foldedhills.com wine@foldedhills.com 13 ac – 33,000 bt   ‘‘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 …

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 …

STORYBOOK MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Storybook Mountain Vineyards Calistoga (CA) 3835 CA-128 (707) 942-5310 www.storybookwines.com   38 ac – 60,000 bt   In 1883 two German brothers of the name Grimm, unrelated to the gruesome fairy tales, established the Grimm Vineyards and Wine Vaults and hence a winemaking tradition in the upper Napa Valley.   PEOPLE The vicissitudes of Prohibition …