Brock Lindsay, 40, winemaker and co-owner of Succession Wines and Alta Cellars, of injuries sustained in an utility vehicle accident. Survivors are his wife, Erica, and daughters, Layla and Reese. After graduating from Montana State University in 2006, he became a structural engineer and project manager for Highmark Concrete Contractors.
Mitchell Katz, 59, owner of Mitchell Katz Winery, Livermore, Calif., was killed in a Friday afternoon crash. Katz had founded his winery in 1998 to honor his grandfather who made hand-crafted wines. The winery produced single-vineyard wines that capture the essence of each vineyard, its website says.
Michael Benedict is a renowned botanist and vineyard pioneer who changed Santa Barbara County's wine industry. He was 83 of melanoma. He co-founded Sanford & Benedict Vineyard in 1971. You can read a profile here. Don St. Pierre Sr., who won fame with importer and distributor ASC Fine Wines, which he
Clarke began writing about wine, food and travel in 1984 when he founded Foothill Wine Press, which evolved into the California Wine Press, In 1993, he created California Wine and Food, a print magazine that later became an Internet publication. More recently he published Taste California Travel and Taste Washington
His wife's parents owned Larkmead Vineyards, a 150-acre estate in Napa Valley. When Katharine (Kate) Solari's parents passed away in 1993, Cam and Kate, who had married in 1961, became the proprietors and took great pride and joy in reestablishing Larkmead Vineyards as a historic and highly respected vineyard and
Angelo Sangiacomo, a founding partner of Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, died at home Feb. 27, 2023. He was 92. He oversaw the expansion of Sangiacomo Family Vineyards to its current status as one of the largest family-owned, premium winegrowing businesses in California with over 1,600 acres of vineyards in Sonoma
Donald M. Hess, founder of The Hess Collector and art collector, passed away peacefully in Bern, Switzerland, on Jan. 30, 2023, at 86. He built an iconic mineral water company, along with esteemed sustainably focused wineries in Napa and Argentina, in a career that spanned almost 60 years. Arriving in