Arnot-Roberts, California

Childhood friends and natives of the Napa Valley, Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts grew up surrounded by vineyards, wine, and winemakers. In 2001 they founded Arnot-Roberts, a 2-man winery focusing on small-production, single-vineyard wines. The sites they source from and the growers they work with are today among the most sought-after and revered […]

Wyatt, California

Wyatt was born from the idea that delicious, mouth-filling wines can be hand-crafted at reasonable prices. Working with several winemakers in California, these wines are made 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 […]

Wind Gap, Sonoma

Wind Gap is a 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 the coastal […]

Whetstone Cellars, Napa

Jamey Whetstone began his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars in 1998, continuing at Domaine Dujac in Morey St-Denis. Returning to California, Jamey continued to apprentice at Turley at the same time that he founded Whetstone Wine Cellars. In 2005 he left Turley to focus entirely on his own young winery. The Jamey and Michelle […]

Split Creek Farms, California

Split Creek Farms draws its inspiration from the early days of California wine country. Today the grapes may be sourced from all over the state, but the focus remains the same: strong relationships with farmers who tend their own vines; careful, artisanal winemaking; and an emphasis on quality and value for everyday drinking. Wines: Split […]

Shebang!, California

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! Red Shebang! White  

Sandhi, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi, an ancient Sanskrit word meaning alliance or collaboration, reflects the partnership of its creators. Founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, Charles Banks, and Sashi Moorman, Sandhi Wines is a boutique California winery focusing on select Santa Barbara County vineyards and the expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines throughout the region’s terroir. The individual […]

Radio Coteau, Sonoma

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 […]

Poppy, Monterey

Located in Monterey, Poppy was founded by the Silva Family, and for over 45 years they have diligently tended the land of the beautiful Salinas Valley. In 2003, they decided to channel their passions into a carefully crafted family wine, both elegant and approachable. By controlling grapes sourcing and operating a state-of-the-art facility, Poppy combines […]

Pied à Terre, Sonoma

The opinion of many chefs is that most California Cabs are simply over the top, flaunting power for power’s sake and overwhelming every dish on the table. Crafted by winemaker Clay Mauritson and sommelier Richard Luftig, Pied à Terre bucks that trend. It’s a wine to complement food rather than compete with it, favoring harmony […]