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 …

SMALL VINES

Small Vines SEBASTOPOL 2160 Green Hill Rd. tel. (707) 823-0886 www.smallvines.com info@smallvines.com 14 ac – 30,000 bt       PEOPLE Kathryn and Paul Sloan began in the wine business as vineyard managers 20 years ago. Having both grown up on farms, the workload and rhythms came naturally. Paul was fascinated with the wines and …

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 …

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 …

KAMEN ESTATE WINES

  KAMEN ESTATE WINES 111B E. Napa St. Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 938-7292 kamenwines.com PEOPLE Although owner Robert Kamen had purchased the estate in 1980, he didn’t release his first wine under his own label until 1999. The Grateful Dead once tested their new sound system in the natural amphitheater where his vineyards now stand. …

PRESTON FARM AND WINERY

  PRESTON FARM AND WINERY 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd. Healdsburg CA 95448 (707) 433-3372 prestonfarmandwinery.com PEOPLE When Lou Preston first arrived to the Dry Creek area of Sonoma in 1973, he found himself surrounded by a plethora of Italian immigrants as neighbors. Though his formal education in wine took place at U.C. Davis, it …

WIND GAP

  WIND GAP (BOTTLE) 6780 McKinley St., Suite 170 Sebastopol CA 95472 (707) 331-1393 windgapwines.com PEOPLE Pax and Pamela Mahle established Wind Gap as a way to focus their coastal Syrah vineyard sources in a more geographically and stylistically cohesive label. Having always made naturally low alcohol high acid wines thanks to the proximity to …

ARNOT-ROBERTS

ARNOT-ROBERTS 33 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg CA 95448 (707) 433-2400 arnotroberts.com   PEOPLE With a central focus on Syrah, Arnot-Roberts helped show the freshness and energy possible from the variety in extremely cool climate vineyards. Together Nathan Roberts and Duncan Arnot Meyers own Arnot-Roberts. They make the wine together though Roberts has a stronger focus in the winery …

RAEN

  RAEN 21692 8th St. East Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 633-3016 raenwinery.com PEOPLE RAEN (Research in Agriculture and Enology Naturally) is a new project from the youngest generation of the Mondavi family. The inspiration for RAEN stems from the Pinot Noir that Carlo and Dante’s father and grandfather used to make in the 1960s and …