David Hopkins

"Winemaking is less about the latest technology and more about taking your time. It's about guiding the wine, and letting it carve out its own path to express the terroir of the region."

For David, guiding the wine means treating it gingerly, with an artist's hand. His wines speak to the kaleidoscope of flavors that unfold along the Pacific Coast from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. With more than 20 vintages behind him, David knows exactly how to find the best grapes in the hidden corners of the Central Coast. He visits the vineyards, gets to know the winegrowers and makes it his business to understand the region's burgeoning sub-appellations.