Wine & Spirits released its list of 2015's top 100 wineries. A few of the regulars - with organic vines - who made the list again this year are:
• Frog's Leap
• King Estate (just three of its wines are solely from organic vines but it has 500 acres of organic vines on its estate)
• Storybook Vineyards
Both make only organically grown estate wines. Storybook labels its "Ingredients: Organic Grapes" on the bottle.
There's also newcomer Drew Wines, a tiny Mendocino Ridge AVA winery in Elk, whose first release from its organic estate vines is coming in 2016. It also grows organic apples.
Several wineries on the list also make at least one single vineyard designate from organic vines, including:
• Nickel & Nickel (Rock Cairn Cabernet)
• Radio Coteau (both its Pinot Noir-Terra Neuma and Syrah-Dusty Lane are from organic vines; the Pinot is also a Demeter certified Biodynamic Wine)
• Ravenswood (its two small production estate wines - Estate Merlot and Estate Zinfandel)
While I don't know all of the foreign winners, at least is biodynamic - Domaine Zind Humbrecht in Alsace.