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  1. Pietro Buttitta of Prima Materia Brings Italian Soulfulness to Lake County

    Pietro Buttitta of Prima Materia Brings Italian Soulfulness to Lake County

    The Lake County appellation is situated next door to the Napa Valley yet has a very different climate. It is much warmer and lacks the coastal influence that its more famous neighbor basks in. Lake County has mostly been known in the past for its bulk wine production, yet a new generation of winegrowers are beginning to figure out what the area’s different microclimates are capable of. These quality-minded producers are making smaller volumes of elegant wines, like those of Prima Materia.

  2. Donkey and Goat at 15: California Natural Wine Pioneers Take Stock

    Donkey and Goat at 15: California Natural Wine Pioneers Take Stock

    "For us, natural wine is continuity from soil to bottle. It's about transparency, it's about making delicious wines." Tracey Brandt
  3. Mi Sueño Americano: Mi Sueño’s Rolando Herrera Lives Out His American Dream

    Mi Sueño Americano: Mi Sueño’s Rolando Herrera Lives Out His American Dream

    “I love what I do. The name says it all, Mi Sueño—which stands for ‘my dream’—and it’s a great honor to live the true American dream in something you love." -Rolando Herrera
  4. Halcyon Days: A Chat with Tyler Elwell

    Halcyon Days: A Chat with Tyler Elwell

    Tyler and Kim Elwell of Halcyon Wines - inspired by a love for California, the Loire Valley and a constant pursuit of wisdom, balance and love.
  5. Jack Roberts: From England to France to New California

    Jack Roberts: From England to France to New California

    We talk to winemaker Jack Roberts about moving to Napa Valley, Monty Python, New California and starting his own wine label.
  6. A Wine Trip To San Francisco, Naturally!

    A Wine Trip To San Francisco, Naturally!

    Three thousand miles... that is a long way from home. But when it is to check out the local natural (and organic) wine scene of San Francisco and Napa Valley, it is well worth the travel.
  7. Sweet Valley High

    Sweet Valley High

    Jim Clarke on Anderson Valley, California's sleeper hit.
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