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American Winemaker Video Series: Randall Grahm

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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

Tectonic Origins: A Glimpse Into Sta. Rita Hills

Tectonic Origins: A Glimpse Into Sta. Rita Hills 1

Navigating the intricacies of the American Viticultural Areas oftentimes feels like the work of politicians as much as it does that of cartographers, historians, or geologists. That is why, when gazing from above (go ahead, take a look), Sta. Rita Hills is so refreshing. It is all right there — cradled between two low mountain … Read More