Featured Wineries

Not many people who live in the Anderson Valley grew up there. And not many people who make Anderson Valley wine actually live there. Kristy Charles is an exception. She is the fourth generation to grow up on her family’s property just outside of the town of Boonville. Her father, Bill, is one of the [...]

Carrie and Josh Bendick have a two-minute commute to their winery, by foot. They live in a house in the middle of their vineyard – the same house Carrie’s grandparents lived in when the vineyard was once a cattle farm. I stood on the balcony of their tasting room as Josh and Carrie emerged from [...]

The Karuk tribe calls Orleans the “Center of the Universe.” That’s a big claim for a town with a population of 440. Orleans is about 100 miles from the Oregon border, surrounded by steep gorges along the Klamath River. It marks the convergence of three separate wilderness areas, making it one of the most diverse [...]

Psychiatrist, homeopath and acupuncturist, Dr. Robert J. Gross, owner of Cooper Mountain Vineyards, nurtures his vines in an organic and biodynamic setting. The Willamette Valley has one of the most difficult climates in the US for organic farming because the region gets so much rain, which leads to rot in the vineyards. Rot is tough [...]