Two of Sonoma Valley’s most celebrated wine pioneers share stories that trace their earliest and most important milestones in winegrowing.
As a retirement project in 1974, George MacLeod had the vision to turn a long-abandoned Sonoma Valley orchard into a vineyard. The result is the legendary Indian Springs Ranch, a property renowned for world-class wines.
Since purchasing his first Glen Ellen property in 1980, Mike and his family have established Benziger Family Winery as a true leader in quality wines and a globally recognized trailblazer in nurturing a healthy natural environment for winegrowing.
George recalls his first visit to Indian Springs.
George realizes the heavy obstacles ahead.
Mike Benziger’s epic journey to winemaking.
How Benziger became a biodynamics trailblazer.