Voices

2017 SUTRO Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Alice Sutro is an interdisciplinary winemaker, artist, and mother. "No one in my family had ever made vineyard designate wines from our volcanic terroir along the Russian River, in the Mayacama foothills, so I took that on as an extension of my creative life."

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.

2018 Cramoisi Vineyard Pinot Noir Cuvée

Sofia Torres McKay is a native of Mexico City who worked in the tech industry before relocating to Oregon to launch Cramoisi Vineyard. As cofounder of AHIVOY (Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon Y Comunidad), Sofia is a prominent activist for vineyard stewards.

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.

The “Gravitational Pull” of a Vintner’s Fate: Alison Sokol Blosser

Growing up in small-town Oregon, Alison Sokol Blosser didn’t know quite what she wanted to be when she grew up. She was clear, though, that she never wanted to work in the wine world.  As the daughter of industry pioneers Bill and Susan Sokol Blosser, Alison regularly pitched in with the family’s namesake winery, which had been one … Continue reading The “Gravitational Pull” of a Vintner’s Fate: Alison Sokol Blosser