Special Coverage: Wine Beer Spirits Awards 2018

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Long Meadow Ranch, Napa Valley

Chris Hall is leading the second generation of a large-scale farm-to-table effort across thousands of acres in multiple North Coast counties, including an expanding portfolio of high-quality wines.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Benovia Winery, Santa Rosa

Winemaker Mike Sullivan has a passion for bringing the most out of pinot noir, and he's been pursuing that as a partner of Benovia Winery in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Napa Valley

Linda Trotta's winemaking career in the North Coast spans three decades, including Gundlach Bundschu in Sonoma Valley and now Jamieson Canyon Vineyards in Napa Valley.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg

For Alexander Valley Vineyards winemaker Kevin Hall, life is a Sonoma County cabernet. His quest for crafting a distinct affordable luxury in such red wines is why he's receiving one of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer & Spirits Industry Awards.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Vineyard 29, Napa Valley

From high tech to high touch, Eric Guerra has been building brands three decades, and for 15 years he has been a marketing force for major wine brands. Now, he's guiding the image of luxury-tier winery Vineyard 29.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Ram's Gate Winery, Sonoma

Taylr Behnam Cuneo's path to management at Ram's Gate Winery near Sonoma came from her culinary career. Learn why she's a winner this year of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: V. Sattui Winery, Napa Valley

David Bejar has been harvesting the American dream, from work as a teenager in the vineyards of Mexico to leading wine grape growing for over two decades at two of Napa Valley's more popular destination wineries.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Bear Republic Brewing, Cloverdale

Richardo Norgrove, second-generation owner of Sonoma County-based Bear Republic Brewing, maker of brands such as Racer 5 IPA, has turned a hobby into a multimillion-dollar operation that employs hundreds in several locations.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Seismic Brewing, Santa Rosa

Dive into the career of Andy Hooper, brewmaster and director of operations of 3-year-old Seismic Brewing Co., wins the small-scale brewmaster category of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards this year.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Lagunitas Brewing, Petaluma

Learn more about Jeremy Marshall, brewmaster for Lagunitas's operations in Sonoma County and Chicago. He's a winner this year of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Adam Spiegel, Sonoma Distilling Co.

An early player in the U.S. craft spirits business, the founder of the Rohnert Park-based craft distiller is obsessed with "grain to glass" quality in making higher-end whiskey. Here's why Adam Spiegel wins a North Bay Business Journal award.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Ron Rubin's quest to save lives

Here's why entrepreneur Ron Rubin, who owns The Republic of Tea in Marin County and an eponymous Russian River Valley winery in Sonoma County, has heart to help hundreds of North Coast wineries with cardiac emergencies.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Derek Benham, Purple Wine + Spirits

Hit wine brands Blackstone and Mark West are part of Derek Benham's nearly four decades of relentless pursuit of innovation. Find out why he's one of this year's winners of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Paragon Label, Petaluma

Sonoma County-based Paragon Label expands into spirits and augmented-reality labels, and it wins one of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards this year.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Fortera, Mill Valley

Mill Valley-based Fortera makes business-to-business software as a service to facilitate group purchasing of wines and spirits. It wins one of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Sipsong Spirits, Windsor

The first bottling of craft spirits from this one-woman show sold out in a week. Sipsong Spirits is a winner of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards this year.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Truett-Hurst, Healdsburg

North Bay Business Journal awards Truett-Hurst in the supplier category for environmental stewardship in the Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards for 2018. The Sonoma County winery pairs with a water district to protect the salmon run.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: VineView, Angwin

Napa County-based VineView uses planes and drones to scan vineyards for metrics that allow for smarter decisions to maximize ROI and wine grape quality. It wins one of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Enartis USA, Windsor

The Sonoma County-based chain of wine laboratories has been active after 2017 and 2018 North Bay wildfires in testing for "smoke taint." Enartis USA wins one of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards.

Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards: Winesecrets, Sebastopol

Sonoma County's Winesecrets solves challenges for winemakers. It wins one of North Bay Business Journal's Wine, Beer + Spirits Industry Awards for 2018.

5 wine industry suppliers win WINnovation Awards for 2018

Whether solving a problem or seizing an opportunity, these five wine industry supplier winners of the seventh annual WINnovation Awards use ingenuity and technology to develop innovative products and solutions for vineyards and wineries.

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