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Shafer Vineyards: A Star of the Stags Leap District

Shafer Vineyards traces its beginnings to 1972 when John Shafer left a 23-year career in the publishing industry and, with his family, moved to the Napa Valley to pursue a second career in wine. It was the lure of wine

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Palmina: A Focus on Wine and the Plate

Palmina is more than a winery. It’s a philosophy, a passion and a strongly held belief that wine is an extension of the plate, a component of a meal and a means to bring people together. Formed by winemaker Steve

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William Knuttel: A Career of Outstanding Wines

“Wines of intensity and finesse.” That’s the slogan embraced by the William Knuttel winery, which somehow manages to meld those seemingly disparate qualities in its various wines. Veteran California vintner William Knuttel has concentrated on ultra-premium winemaking for the majority

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Working from the Heart: The Story of Mollydooker

When a winery called Mollydooker made a Shiraz wine called “Carnival of Love” that landed the No. 2 position on Wine Spectator magazine’s “Top 100” list for 2014, it was impossible to ignore. So, we decided to track down the

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