It doesn’t get said enough, but the most important part of winemaking is grape growing. Farming wine grapes is as much of an art as it is a trade. So we find the best. Farmers with well-worn hands and generations-worth of wisdom. Their vineyards are theirs—not some corporate holding—planted with gnarly, loyal, old vines and long-forgotten varietals. Through nearly inconceivable care, these vines manage to produce some of the most astounding grapes in the world. All of which makes our job pretty easy.