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Cakebread Cellars: Quality, Consistency and Continuity in Napa

Cakebread Winery Ranch vineyards

By French standards, Cakebread Cellars is in its infancy.  Started on a hobbyist’s whim in 1973, it has risen to become a bastion of quality in the Napa Valley. Jack Cakebread started his working career in his family auto repair shop in Oakland, but as an amateur photographer he also had the chance to study with Ansel Adams. It was ... Read More »

The Rhone Valley in California: McPrice Myers

Mac in the Tasting Room

The celebrated genius behind the eponymous McPrice Myers has an unusual story. Growing up in a blue collar family in Southern California, McPrice “Mac” Myers was labeled a troublemaker. Not particularly interested in attending college, he dropped out after he hurt his arm and could no longer play baseball. Instead Mac, once considered a picky eater by his parents, found ... Read More »

POE Wines: Burgundian Inspiration in Anderson Valley

Samanta Sheehan of POE Wines

Financier Samantha Sheehan experienced a revelation in Burgundy. Reveling in the distinct terroir and the unique Burgundian approach to life and to wine, she realized it was possible to bring the same appreciation for terroir to California. Turing her focus to the Anderson Valley, Sheehan’s POE Wines produces only single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that highlight the unique potential ... Read More »