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American Winemaker Video Series: Cathy Corison

American Winemaker Video Series: Cathy Corison 2

It is impossible to tell the story of Skurnik Wines without uttering the name Cathy Corison. The first Napa Cabernet in our portfolio, Cathy’s wine has been – for thirty years – an unwavering testament to the power of restraint, elegance, and purity. “There was this wine in me that needed to get out,” Cathy … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Randall Grahm

Bonny Doon Vineyard 1

In loving wine, you soon learn this universe has no center. Wine is this great confluence of history and innovation – a snapshot of ancient geologic moments, a bottling of a time and place,  and a canvas for daring risks in the vineyard and cellar. In truth, making wine, serving it, or drinking it often … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Sashi Moorman

Tectonic Origins: A Glimpse Into Sta. Rita Hills

Sashi Moorman is a winemaker. And, in navigating the Sta. Rita Hills and their surrounds, he is a rather adept geographer, historian, geologist, and storyteller, too. This versatility is not a parlor trick, but a necessity of his craft: Sashi’s wines are unrelenting works of intricate engagement with terroir. What’s more, on a good day, … Read More

Stony Hill Vineyard: Pioneers of Spring Mountain


In the early 1940s Fred and Eleanor McCrea travelled from San Francisco to Napa Valley seeking a family getaway in the mountains for Eleanor and their two young children. On one such visit, they travelled a narrow and winding dirt road up Spring Mountain to a property that ranged from 800 to 1,550 feet in … Read More