Formerly a commercial pilot, Rhonda started making wine in 1996. Wood Family Vineyards was established in 2000 and is a family-run winery specializing in limited production, handcrafted wines. Rhonda is a tireless champion of the quality of Livermore Valley soils and committed to valley-grown grapes.
The business acumen honed as a CFO for publicly traded companies in the Silicon Valley is an asset Carolyn Aver brings to Aver Family Vineyards. In 2005, she & husband, John, began their dream of owning a magical vineyard in Uvas Valley. Today, Rhone varietal wines are enjoyed by friends who become family.
Recognized as a pioneer among women winemakers, Kathy passionately creates stylistic Sauvignon Blanc and silky, textural Pinot Noir. At Fiddlehead, she annually produces about 5,000 cases of wine, with personal interest in each grape cluster, each barrel of wine and every bottle that finds its way to your table.
Margie and husband, Larry, founded Cuda Ridge Wines in 2007 with the premise of producing Bordeaux-style wines exclusively using fruit from Livermore Valley. Cuda Ridge does extensive blending of the varietals and strives for lower alcohol wines with intense complexity and character.
Part of a husband and wife team, estate winery owner, Lesa Ray, began Cooper Ridge Vineyard in 2008. Named after her son, Cooper, this family-owned vineyard and winery is located in the heart of the Umpqua Valley in Southern Oregon and excels in creating limited production, premium Oregon wines.