Where the passion unfolds: Meet Stephanie Trotter Zacharia, winemaker. Stephanie has been in Napa Valley’s wine world since 1994. She made the move from being an Apprentice Winemaker to making her own wine in 2011. She, along with her husband, Ben and “Sistas of d’Vine” harvest and sort the grapes by hand. From her first vintage, and each following, her wines have gained International acclaim, including Double Gold medals.
The vineyards picked for Trotter 1/16 wines are small, privately owned, dry-farmed and so hand-tended that they never even see a tractor. These Cabernet sauvignon vineyards are located in the Coombsville AVA of Napa Valley. The Verdelho is grown in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. The wines produced are vineyard designated, varietal specific. Stephanie encourages you to follow them through the vintages.