USA (California): Cartlidge & Brown
Cartlidge & Browne began in 1980 in an undistinguished Napa Valley garage. Cartlidge—a dreamer with a love of wine—and Browne—a man of great business sense and a small amount to invest—set out to build a wine company from scratch. Cartlidge scoured the appellations of the North Coast in his 1960 Rambler, from Napa to Sonoma to Mendocino to Lake, to source grapes farmed with care and concern for the land. He brought the harvest back to a simple garage winery to handcraft wines they knew people would enjoy as much as they did. Cartlidge & Browne wines soon began to garner raves from critics and wine lovers alike.