La Montañuela Donkey & Goat Analemma Wines Ser Winery
Ser means “to be” in the Spanish language. In her wines, winemaker Nicole Walsh works to express the true being of each grape variety. A native of Michigan, Nicole studied horticulture before working with Randall Grahm at Bonny Doon Vineyard in Santa Cruz County. In the two decades since, Nicole has held every position in wine production, from associate winemaker to vineyard manager to grower relations manager. These days, she operates Ser Winery and produces varietal-specific, vineyard-designate wines primarily from the Central Coast and Central California.Elkhorn Peak Cellars
Situated on 17 acres of non-certified organically farmed vineyards, Elkhorn Peak Cellars is actively working towards operating as a fully regenerative farm. Since 1983, the microwinery has been quietly producing world-class Pinot Noir and more. Before returning to the family farm to help her father Ken operate Elkhorn Peak, second-generation farmer and winemaker Elise Nerlove worked at Gloria Ferrer and had a harvest internship at Failla Wines. When not helping to run the family business, Elise is championing for the rights of Napa’s smallest producers by working as the Vice President of Marketing and Operations for the non-profit Save the Family Farms, which she co-founded in 2017. Offering just 800 cases of low-intervention wines per year, you won’t find these wines in restaurants or wine shops; they are exclusively sold through the winery.