For nearly 20 years Stolpman has done something quite different than most other vineyards. Every year they designate two acres of vineyards to be managed by the crew of vineyard workers, instead of the vineyard manager. This training program, having been in place many years now, has produced one of the most skilled vineyard crews in the industry. Not only does the off hands approach encourage learning, it also instills a sense of ownership; all of the profits from this 2 acre block go back to the crew as their year end bonus. This bottle is called “La Cuadrilla”, which translates to “The Crew”, and I’m looking forward to drinking mine tonight.