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Satori Cellars

Satori, from a Zen perspective, means "a taste of enlightenment." In the Santa Clara Valley, it also means a family-owned winery and vineyards (SA is for Sandy, TO is for Tom, and RI is for their 8-year-old son, Riley). From this 20-acre Oasis of sandy loam soil on the eastern edge of the Gilroy foothills, they create estate-grown, hand-made, love-infused “Big Reds” (Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and petite sirah).

Creekview Vineyards

Creekview Vineyards is known for their small lot and award-winning wines that are truly “hand-crafted.” Production is very limited – currently they produce 1,200 cases a year of Estate, Bordeaux, Rhone and the classic varietals using the best new French and American oak barrels. Silver medal winners with the San Francisco Chronicle 2012 include new releases, 2009 Syrah, 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc and Chairman's Best of Class, Long Beach Grand Cru, for the 2008 Zinfandel.