Benchmark Wineries

Tenbrink Vineyards 

A small, largely estate producer in the Suisun Valley AVA that demonstrates great quality for the area’s signature variety, Petite Sirah, and also for Tempranillo. Tenbrink has been an incubator for several labels from other winemakers who have risen to great prominence.

Matchbook Wine Company

A Dunnigan Hills AVA vineyard and winery, owned and operated by the Giguiere family. Now in their fifth generation of farming in Yolo County, the Giguieres planted the region's first vineyard in 1981, then found R. H. Phillips winery there. 40 years later, they’re still showcasing the AVA’s virtues.

Bogle Winery

The sixth-generation Clarksburg farming family established a vineyard there in 1968, the region’s first in the modern era. Their success in growing and winemaking has led their plantings to grow from 4 ha (10 acres( to more than 400 ha (1,000 acres). The tasting room is on Merritt Island.