Bethany Vineyards Clark County, Washington - Owner and winemaker, Walt Houser, is selflessly helping Michele out with getting the vineyard going.
Bodegas Familia Antonietti San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina - Andrés Antonieti and his daughter Betiana toured Liz and Jay around a few of the smaller vineyards in Mendoza before lunching with their whole family at their newly opened winery. We were their first guests.
Hanna Winery Healdsburg, CA - This is the beautiful Alexander Valley winery where Liz and Jay were married in 1999.
hip CHICKS do WINE Portland, Oregon - An urban winery in an industrial section of Portland. Very fun group and a ton of special events.
Shinn Estate Mattituck, Long Island, New York - Barbara Shinn and David Page run a small Long Island winery as a model for biodiverse farming practices. I helped harvest the rose' in the fall of 06'with their new winemaker Juan Eduardo Micieli-Martinez.
"I just don't see Big Wine allowing labels on wine reading something like this: This wine was dealcoholized by reverse osmosis and smoothed out with micro-oxygenation. Ingredients: Water, alcohol, grapes, chestnut tannin, oak extract, oak dust, genetically modified yeast, urea, enzymes, grape juice, tartaric acid, bentonite, and Velcorin."
- Alice Feiring, The Battle for Wine and Love or How I Saved the World from Parkerization