graduation First Generation Winemaker

First-generation winemakers are innovative, passionate people who broke the status quo to make wine. Oftentimes, these individuals spend years studying, either at intensive programs such as UC Davis, or apprentice under the guidance of top winemakers currently in the industry. 

First-generation winemakers often hold interesting views on wine, picking what traditions to hold onto and where to challenge existing practices. Discover first-generation winemakers below!
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Hamilton Family Wines
Rosé Grenache, 2021

Rosé · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Hamilton Family Wines
Hi-Vista Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (55 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Hamilton Family Wines
Placida Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Topophilia Wine Company
Sonoma Coast Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Porch Pounder, and Balanced · Rare wine (126 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
McKahn Family Cellars
Los Carneros Syrah, 2019

Syrah · Bold, Complex, and Savory · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Winery Favorite
McKahn Family Cellars
Russian River Valley Viognier, 2021

Rhône-style White Wine · Floral, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
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Hamilton Family Wines
The Phoenix Bordeaux Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced · Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Hamilton Family Wines
Maus Vineyard GSM, 2018

GSM Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Moon Mountain District Sonoma County, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Gondak Cellars
Grenache Blanc, 2021

Rhône-style White Wine · Balanced · Rare wine (80 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Barrel-aged
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Gondak Cellars
Collective Efforts Syrah, 2019

Syrah · Balanced · Rare wine (65 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

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