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”   …

KAMEN ESTATE WINES

Kamen Estate Wines – Bottle Prize SONOMA 111 B East Napa St. tel. (707) 938-7292 www.kamenwines.com info@kamenwines.com 48 ac – 36,000 bt     PEOPLE Growing up in a city housing project in the Bronx, Robert Kamen believes everything in life happens for a reason. In 1980 he visited Sonoma County to celebrate the sale …

LO-FI WINES

Lo-Fi Wines – Money Prize LOS ALAMOS 448 Bell St. tel. (805) 344-4194 www.lofi-wines.com questions@lofi-wines.com 3 ac – 36,000 bt         PEOPLE Named for a love of music and vinyl, college buddies Mike Roth and Craig Winchester quietly launched their collaborative side project in 2012. Both with pedigrees from notable wineries, the …

MACDONALD VINEYARDS

MacDonald Vineyards – Snail Prize OAKVILLE PO Box 91 tel. (707) 225-7264 www.macdonaldvineyards.com info@macdonaldvineyards.com 15 ac – 4,100 bt   ‘‘Though the vineyard has never seen systemic sprays in the family’s 64 years of conservancy, they are just beginning the process of organic certification’’   PEOPLE In 1868 Hamilton Crab arrive to the Napa Valley, …

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 …

HOBO WINE COMPANY

Hobo Wine Company – Money Prize SANTA ROSA 412 Timothy Rd. Unit C tel. (707) 755-7133 www.hobowines.com davoe@hobowines.com 14 ac – 360,000 bt     PEOPLE Sonoma County native Kenny Likitprakong launched Hobo Wine Co. in 2002 with the goal of converting his wine- wary skater friends to a laid-back and unassuming wine drinking culture, …

LIMERICK LANE CELLARS

Limerick Lane – Snail Prize HEALDSBURG 1023 Limerick Ln. tel. (707) 433-9211 www.limericklanewines.com info@limericklanewines.com 30 ac – 60,000 bt     ‘‘Specializing in Zinfandel and Rhone varietals, Limerick Lane is setting an example through virtuous viticulture and by preserving century old vineyards, carving out terroir driven wines of great depth, complexity and drinkability’’   PEOPLE …

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 …

ROOTS WINE CO.

Roots Wine Co. – Bottle Prize YAMHILL 19320 NE Woodland Loop Rd. tel. (503) 662-4652 www.rootswine.com info@roots.wine 8ac-60,000bt     PEOPLE Chris and Hilary Berg are proud University of Kansas alumni who make some mighty fine wine. Chris’ family moved from the Midwest to start a business in Tualatin, Oregon and while they were at …

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 …