We’ve been looking for an experienced winemaker familiar with the central Coast and Monterey area in particular – we knew Rick fit the bill. He's farmed the gorgeous, cool South Cali vineyards for over 25 years!
He had been making wine his whole life, but got out of the biz (to start a bonsai business) because the risk and middlemen got in the way of his passion. He's back in, thanks to you!
What makes Rick's wines special? "I take a different perspective compared to a lot of other wines out there - like Euro style; delicate - like focused generous reds, focused complex whites; plenty of persistence, fruit, and flavor."
Alex Farber is a startling young talent that Angels discovered working at a big fancy winery in Napa Valley.
Every winery wishes it had an Alex Farber because she's diligent, passionate and knows her stuff... but most wineries hide their junior talent and shine a spotlight on some old fuddy-duddy consulting oenologist who drops by the winery a few times a year.
Angels give credit where credit is due, and Alex now gets to make her own stunning wines (and gets all the applause!)
Karen Birmingham honed her awesome talent working for years at renowned sustainable winery LangeTwins.
Using Angel funding, Karen has selected three very special, sustainably grown vineyards, including a plot of Zinfandel that's over 100 years old, producing amazingly concentrated, inky zin with a lot of structure.
Karen's delicate touch always brings out the best in the fruit and really makes the fruit shine in the warm, sandy soils she calls home.
Scott was an integral part of the Kendall-Jackson winemaking team, defining California Chardonnay in the 90s. That Cali Chardonnay style known all over the world as unctuous, ripe, full-throttled.
He loves working with Angel funding because you let him make the wines he wants to in the way he wants to make them. He's all about old school California and he doesn't want to make a new style of wine just because it's fashionable.
If you like gloriously rich Californian wine that takes no prisoners, go and buy a bottle (or three) of Scott's wine. You will not regret it.