2018 CaryQ GSM Blend, Shake Ridge Ranch

Cary Quintana is a Miami native of Cuban descent who ran a wine shop for several years before deciding to head West and try her hand at winemaking. Now based at an urban crush facility in Berkeley, she launched her first vintage in 2014.

2019 LOTIS Vermentino, Las Brisas Vineyard

"What I have always loved about Vermentino is that there are so many interpretations as to how to best represent the varietal," says Lindsey Otis, who just launched a new wine label, LOTIS.

“I Don’t Want to Join a [Wine] Gang.” Talking Live with Sonja Magdevski

Woman-Owned Wineries featured winemaker in July 2020 was Sonja Magdevski of Santa Barbara County. Our live interview with her, hosted by founder Amy Bess Cook, covered a range of topics--from her unlikely path, to agricultural labor, to vinous cider, and the limitations of labels. A journalist by training, Sonja earned a Fulbright Scholarship in 1998 … Continue reading “I Don’t Want to Join a [Wine] Gang.” Talking Live with Sonja Magdevski