A female founded, owned and operated winery in N. Santa
Barbara County, CA. Owner Barbara Banke, daughters Katie and
Julia Jackson, and winemaker Denise Shurtleff have put their
Chardonnay to the top of "Best of CA Wines" lists using
sustainable practices. Their focus on water conservation, organic
pest management and habitat conservation have garnered
Cambria Vineyards SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certification.
Norton Bodega Winery
This over 100 year old winery use of old-world varietals with
new-world practices has won them many awards including, 2006
Top 20 Wineries in the World by Wine Spectator and 2011 Best
New World winery of the Year by Wine Star. Wine an emphasis
on family and employee appreciation; they have also won
recognition as a best winery to work for.
Seven Hills Winery
Vintner and founder Casey McClellan is considered one of the
Walla Walla regions best for his innovative practices of
sustainability thorugh vineyard designation and appellation-
inspired wines. He has his masters in science with a specialty in
enology, championing the pairing of soils and minerals with the
correct varietal to create superior wine. He has even developed
vineyard sharing techniques with local wineries to collaborate in
craft the best wines possible.
Wine maker Jim Corkin has created incredible wines using the
11 estate throughout Napa, Sonoma, and Coastal Sonoma to
select “the best grapes the vines have to offer… from hills to
valley floors.” The incredible choice of locations has given
Sterling the ability to create a superior product regardless of
poor production in one area, a “bad year,” or weather issues.
Villa Pozzi Winery
Sicilian vintner Daniele Pozzi is a fourth-generation winemaker,
carrying on the traditions of his family business. The last the
years have brought increased exposure on the international
market, allowing them to build a renowned reputation for their
wines, while holding to their family values and business
One of Napa’s oldest wineries and one that has dedicated itself
to scientific advancement in all aspects of viniculture. Beaulieu
has received many awards throughout the last 50 years for
innovation and scientific wine making practices. It is considered
#1 in clonal research and development, partnering with U.C.
Davis in their research.