Wineries & Stories
Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery
Hidden away in the foothills of a dormant volcano in Lake County, just north of Napa Valley, Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery is crafting under-the-radar, award winning wines. Sol Rouge gets its name from the red soils that blanket the region and contribute to the unique quality of the wines. Residing in the Red Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area) Sol Rouge sits at elevations over 1800 feet, allowing the vines to bask in the sun above the fog line.
Hoopes Family Vineyard
Hoopes Family Vineyard is a family owned winery dedicated to producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Located in the prestigious Oakville AVA within the Napa Valley, the team’s goal is to capture the truest expression of the Oakville terroir in which their grapes are grown.
Adam and Stacy Hersly were enjoying a successful urban life in New York City, working in and enjoying one of the busiest cities in the world with endless opportunities and social excitement. But something was missing. They had always imagined living and making wine in the heart of California's wine country. Turning talk into action, they packed up everything and moved across the country in search of fulfillment.
A quintessential boutique winery with its beginnings in the 1970s, the next chapter of Napa Valley's Goosecross Cellars – named for the pair of geese that made the estate their home – is now being written by CEO and Vintner, Christi Coors Ficeli. Exactly how does a gal from one of America’s foremost beer families end up making wine in Napa Valley? Simply put, Christi and her husband actually met while working at a winery (Gallo). They decided one day they wanted to live in Napa Valley full time, raise a family and be a part of the community with which they fell in love. And they did just that!
A pediatric surgeon and winemaker, Dr. Craig Senders had his first impressionable wine experience 40 years ago during a river rafting trip packed with wines from the Napa Valley. With this newfound inspiration he began making wine casually at home while continuing to advance his medical career. The challenge, he discovered, was balancing his life as medical humanitarian and artisanal winemaker.