John Peterson & Saul

John Peterson & Saul

John Peterson & Saul PioneersComptche The word Comptche loosely translates to “the land of many potholes” in the native Pomo Indian language. The Pomo loved this area for hunting, and today arrowheads made from Lake County obsidian can be found in the...
Kim & Ari Novick

Kim & Ari Novick

Kim & Ari Novick Magic TerrariumSanta Cruz Mountains Kim and Ari Novick purchased the old Howard Family Vineyard in 2020, renamed it Kimari, and converted the entire property to biodynamics. Their home vineyard sits amongst a myriad other fruit trees, indigenous...
Justin Miller

Justin Miller

Justin Miller 6th Generation CalifornianAlexander Valley Justin – “Wines driven by soils only exist from exceptional vineyards. The location is crucial… Years of understanding your land, soil variations, rootstock adaptation, and clonal selection – and of...
John Balleto

John Balleto

JOHN BALLETTO Risk Taker Russian River Valley John showed us a map of the area with an overlay of the vineyards now under his purview. He explained them one at a time detailing the specifics of each site. The last one, located far out on Burnside Road, he seemed to...
Prudy Foxx

Prudy Foxx

Prudy Foxx “The Vine Whisperer”Santa Cruz Mountains At our first meeting, Prudy compared the deep, sandy soils of Corralitos to a Great White Shark (both are fast to adapt to the ambient temperature of their surroundings). Then she promptly led us to two...