Wineries & Stories
Howell Mountain Vineyards
Howell Mountain Vineyards (HMV) and the famed Beatty Ranch Vineyard, the vineyard site for all HMV grapes, are led by grower Mike Beatty. Mike, along with his two sons, farm the land and do so with conscious awareness for the environment by embracing bioharmonic philosophy. HMV was one of the first wineries since the region’s revival post-prohibition.
Trotter 1/16 Winery
With one goal in mind, Stephanie left her home and her family in Philadelphia and set out to California to pursue her dream of making wine. After years of working her way up from tasting rooms to cellar master to apprentice winemaker learning the trade, she produced her first vintage in 2011. It was a challenging year to make wine in Napa Valley. Cool weather and heavy rains were obstacles, insurmountable for some.
Just a few years ago the Viszlay family fulfilled their dream of owning a winery. John Viszlay uprooted his life and relocated to Russian River Valley where Viszlay Vineyards was born. A stunningly beautiful and thriving 10 acre vineyard, it is as diverse as it is picturesque, with 12 varietals grown on their property including Prosecco.
Winemaker and Co-Founder of Goldschmidt Vineyards, Nick Goldschmidt brings a unique global perspective to his winemaking. A native of New Zealand, he graduated with a Distinction in Horticulture and went on to study and work in Australia at notable wineries including Kumeu River, Coopers Creek and Babich. He gathered additional winemaking experience in California and South America, including his first harvest in Chile as winemaker for Calitera.
Knights Bridge Winery
Located north of Calistoga in a narrow valley that bridges two of California's most prominent and respected winegrowing regions – Napa and Sonoma – you’ll find the breathtaking Knights Bridge Winery.