In 1972, Beth Milliken's family literally stumbled upon some of Napa Valley's most sought-after land for winemaking.
When Milliken was 11 years old, her father—an emergency room doctor—made an impulse decision to move his family from Southern California to the entirely undiscovered Napa Valley. Land prices were about $4,000 an acre (now they go for around 100 times that), and Beth, along with her parents and four siblings, settled into a 45-acre estate called Spottswoode on the western edge of St. Helena. Go to Fortune to read about how Beth—now the president and CEO—seized the opportunity with her mom and went on to become the first female president of the Napa Valley Vintners. Here, find out more about her organic practices and best Napa picks.