HALTER RANCH

Halter Ranch – Snail Prize PASO ROBLES 8910 Adelaida Rd. tel. (888) 367-9977 www.halterranch.com info@halterranch.com 281 ac – 300,000 bt   ‘‘An oasis of biodiversity, Halter Ranch has proven over the years that quality wine making can go hand in hand with respect for the land and environment” PEOPLE Located just fourteen miles from the …

DOMAINE NICOLAS-JAY

Domaine Nicolas-Jay – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 1002-A North Springbrook Rd. Suite 115 tel. (971) 412-1124 www.nicolas-jay.com info@nicolas-jay.com 17 ac – 36,000 bt   PEOPLE Nicolas-Jay is a somewhat unlikely trio brought together by an undying love for Pinot Noir. The former part of the name is Jean-Nicolas Méo, who has been turning out refined wines …

TATOMER

Tatomer – Bottle Prize SANTA MARIA tel. (805)500-8337 www.tatomerwines.com 0ac-42,000bt     PEOPLE Graham Tatomer got an early start, working for Santa Barbara Winery when he was only sixteen. By the time he went to work the harvest in Austria, he had already begun his own label, Katabasis, which he sold after three years. That …

DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE / SANDHI

Domaine de la Côte Sandhi – Bottle Prize LOMPOC 1712 Industrial Way, Suite B tel. (805) 500-8337 www.domainedelacote.com tasting@domainedelacote.com 0 ac – 9,300 bt     PEOPLE Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr partnered in 2009 when they began Sandhi. They share a similar philosophy, believing that the purpose of winemaking is to craft balanced wines …

GRIMM’S BLUFF

Grimm’s Bluff – Snail Prize SANTA YNEZ Kentucky Rd. www.grimmsbluff.com 17 ac – 12,000 bt     ‘‘This Demeter certified biodynamic ranch is a testament to what can be achieved when biodynamics are embraced by the outset” PEOPLE Rick Grimm and his wife, Aurora, settled down in the Santa Ynez Valley after four years of …

THOMAS FOGARTY

Thomas Fogarty – Bottle Prize WOODSIDE 19501 Skyline Blvd. tel. (650) 851-6777 www.fogartywinery.com info@fogartywinery.com 22 ac – 120,000 bt   PEOPLE Drawn to the Santa Cruz Mountains for professional reasons, it was the allure of agriculture that piqued Dr. Thomas Fogarty’s interest and led him to establish his eponymous winery in 1980. Flanked by his …

CROWLEY WINES

Crowley Wines – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 14000 NE Quarry Rd. tel. (503) 804-5064 www.crowleywines.com patrick@crowleywines.com 0ac-36,000bt   PEOPLE Crowley Wines is genuinely a team effort. Tyson Crowley makes the wines and works closely with his vineyard partners. Emily Crowley, Tyson’s wife, handles marketing and special events. Evan Roberts is an active partner the Crowleys look …

WALTER SCOTT

Walter Scott Wines – Bottle Prize SALEM 6130 Bethel Heights Rd. NW tel. (971) 209.7786 www.walterscottwines.com info@walterscottwines.com 0ac-78,000bt   PEOPLE Erica Landon and Ken Pahlow are a true Willamette Valley “power couple.” Pahlow has over two decades experience working with St. Innocent, Patricia Green Cellars and Evening Land Vineyards. Landon is a sommelier and wine …

WINERY SIXTEEN 600

Winery Sixteen 600 – Bottle Prize SONOMA 589 1st St. tel. (707) 721-1805 www.winerysixteen600.com 2 ac – 8,300 bt   PEOPLE Founded in 2007, Sixteen 600 winery is named after the address of Sonoma-based grape grower and organic pioneer Phil Coturri, who was among the first to experiment with organic and biodynamic farming in northern …

BOKISCH VINEYARDS

Bokisch Vineyards – Money Prize LODI 18921 Atkins Rd. tel. (209) 642-8880 www.bokischvineyards.com info@bokischvineyards.com 83 ac – 60,000 bt   PEOPLE Liz and Markus Bokisch have followed a circuitous path to becoming Lodi wine-growing pioneers. From California’s inner heartland to stints in Catalonia and the Napa Valley, the couple finally settled in Lodi in the …