These five talents are crafting rule-breaking wines in some very unlikely places.
Angela Osborne: A Tribute to Grace, California
Osborne’s approach to findinga great Grenache vineyard?Go way off the beaten path. Forher that means planting vines on a mountain in a far corner of Santa Barbara County.
Sean O'Keefe: Mari Vineyards, Michigan
His wines are proving that the Old Mission Peninsula—jutting out near Traverse City—belongs among the world’s great Riesling terroirs.
Deirdre Heekin: La Garagista, Vermont
Heekin has shown she can grow grapes (biodynamically, no less) in Vermont’s often frosty climes, producing vibrant whites, reds and rosés.
Mac Forbes: Mac Forbes Wines, Australia
Forget super-ripe Shiraz—Yarra Valley star Forbes’s elegant, restrained Pinot Noirs and delicate Chardonnays can rival some of Burgundy’s finest.
Dominik Huber: Terroir al Limit, Spain
Driven by his Burgundian sensibility, Huber creates single-plot, old-vine bottlings that reveal that the Priorat’s wines can be graceful and aromatic as well as dense and powerful.