Winemakers of California

  • Shebang!

    Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson is making some of the most compelling wine in California, both with his Bedrock line and second-label Shebang! wines. Morgan sources some of California’s top fruit from Mendocino, Contra Costa, Lodi, and from his legendary Bedrock Vineyard in Sonoma. Wines Shebang! White Shebang! Old-Vine Red

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  • Bedrock

    Bedrock is an itsy-bitsy winery making wine in a converted chicken coop. Fruit from only the most excellent vineyard sites is hand pitch-forked into the destemmer, fermented in open top redwood and stainless vats using only native yeasts, and are manually basket pressed by winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson into the sexiest oak from the coldest French […]

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  • Volunteer

    THERE ARE EXPECTATIONS OF NAPA VALLEY CABERNET. A SPECIFIC SET OF “RULES” MUST BE FOLLOWED. THE GRAPES MUST BE PICKED AT A CERTAIN SUGAR RANGE, FERMENTED AT THE EXACT TEMPERATURE FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME, AND REST SEVERAL MONTHS IN THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF OAK BARRELS. WE FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES, EXCEPT WE […]

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  • The Rule

    THERE ARE EXPECTATIONS OF NAPA VALLEY CABERNET. A SPECIFIC SET OF “RULES” MUST BE FOLLOWED. THE GRAPES MUST BE PICKED AT A CERTAIN SUGAR RANGE, FERMENTED AT THE EXACT TEMPERATURE FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME, AND REST SEVERAL MONTHS IN THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF OAK BARRELS. WE FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES, EXCEPT WE […]

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  • Butternut

    Wine Butternut Chardonnay Butternut Pinot Noir

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  • Larkmead

    Larkmead is one the great historic estates of Napa Valley, with vineyards that date to the 1800’s. Owned by the Solari Family since 1948, the estate consistently produces one of the best Cabernets in the Valley– a rich, terroir-driven gem that is highly individualistic and loaded with true personality and class. Wines Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

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  • Radio Coteau

    Radio-Coteau works closely with select cool-climate coastal vineyard sites in Western Sonoma County and Anderson Valley to produce wines with vibrant, balanced fruit and a distinct sense of place. Proprietor Eric Sussman focuses on detailed and sustainable viticulture in conjunction with a natural, non-interventionist approach in the cellar to more accurately reflect the unique character […]

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  • Porter Creek

    Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estsate situated just adjacent to Porter Creek in the most prestigious part of the Russian River Valley appellation. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in the Russian River Valley, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hillside-grown, vineyard-designate wines of grape […]

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  • Demuth Kemos

    “Two guys, one truck, one forklift, 800 sq. ft. of winery space.” This pocket-sized operation in Sonoma focuses exclusively on single-vineyard wines grown from some of the best sites in Sonoma and Mendocino. Demuth Kemos began in 2004 with the production of two barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clajeux Vineyard. In the course of […]

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  • County Line

    County Line is a side project of acclaimed California winemaker, Eric Sussman. Drawing on his experience and connections at Radio-Coteau, Sussman works closely with winegrowers in some of the most unique and distinctive vineyard sites in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. The wines are true to place– honest expressions of the finest cool-climate sites in the […]

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  • Wind Gap

    Wind Gap is an exciting new project by Pax and Pam Mahle. This small winery is focused on producing honest, authentic and compelling wines from special vineyard sites. They source from vineyards throughout California. Many of their vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another. These geological breaks in […]

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  • Wyatt

    Wyatt was born from the idea that delicious, mouth-filling wines can be hand-crafted at reasonable prices. Working with several winemakers in California, we make our blends using declassified wine that often sells at a much higher price under other labels. The result: a great value and lots of character for the money. As Robert Parker […]

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  • Copain

    Wells Guthrie discovered early on that his taste in wine gravitated toward Europe in general and France’s Rhone Valley in particular. So much so, he moved to the region to learn from the best. During that time, Wells was deeply inspired by the traditions and practices of French winemaking, not to mention the European attitude […]

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