Wineries & Stories
Drew Family Cellars
Winemaker Jason Drew and his wife Molly started Drew Family Cellars in 2000 with the goal of creating the ultimate expression of Pinot Noir and Syrah in the northern coastal ranges of California. Only three miles from the Pacific Ocean, this winery relies on the cooling effects of the coastal fog and winds to influence the outcome of their wines.
Dry Creek Vineyard
For the last 41 years the Stare family has been making upscale wine out of their Dry Creek Vineyard fruit. Inspired by the Loire Valley, proprietor David S. Stare was the pioneer of this previously unrecognized wine region. With a degree from MIT and a professional background with the B&O Railroad, winemaking may not have been the most obvious choice, but David was determined to stake his claim in the wine industry.
Due Vigne di Famiglia
Winemaker Ken Musso spent thirty years as a firefighter before changing careers to become a professional winemaker. Like many other modern day winemakers, Ken has winemaking in his blood. His father and grandfather produced large quantities of wine in a basement in San Francisco. Interestingly, Ken discovered several bottles of his grandfather’s final wine, a 1937 Zinfandel, in the family basement which acted as the catalyst for him to pursue winemaking.
Dutch Henry Winery
The Chafen family puts as much effort into being environmentally responsible as they do into their fabulously well-made wines. As a certified organic farm, Dutch Henry is doing its part to reduce their carbon footprint by installing solar panels and working with the land and terrain available.
Elkhorn Peak Cellars
While Napa Valley is typically known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, there’s a hidden gem called Elkhorn Peak – the oldest and most developed vineyard in the area – producing exceptional, small batch Pinot Noir.