scion of a German wine-growing family, buys 405 acres of mountain
land above Calistoga and plants extensive vineyards, including
joins Adam. They dig 3 large tunnels
100 feet into the volcanic rock and establish Grimms Vineyards
Adam has moved
to San Francisco. Jacob switches to making sacramental
and medicinal wines...
Sigrid Seps fall in love with the wild, abandoned place and
purchase the ninety acre parcel surrounding the ghost winery.
They call it Storybook Mountain, to pay tribute to the scenic
beauty, and honor the memory of the original founders. They
releases its first Zinfandel and wins its first Gold medals.
1984 Reserve becomes the highest rated Zinfandel in history.
calls together a group of Zinfandel producers; they found ZAP
and he begins his five years as ZAP president.
1991 Napa Zinfandel receives 4-Star-Gold at the Orange County
Fair. Only 4 of 2288 wines judged receive this highest award.
States Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, serves Storybook Zinfandel
to the Nobel laureates.
'97 Eastern Exposures is among the 100 best wines of the year
and Wine Enthusiast's highest rated Zinfandel. It is served at the
1999 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel is rated Best of the Best wines
of 2001 by Connoisseurs' Guide. It is served at the
Wine & Spirits Magazine names Storybook
"Artisan Winery of the Year" and includes it among the top 100 wineries in the world.
Robert Parker lists Storybook among wineries "representing the pinnacle of wine quality in California," and one of six best Zinfandels in the world
Again, Wine & Spirits Magazine names Storybook Mountain Vineyards "Artisan Winery of the Year" and includes it among the top 100 wineries in the world.
We celebrate 30 years of Storybook Mountain Zinfandel.
President Obama becomes the third President to serve Storybook in the White House.
Storybook named one of the top 100 wineries of the world for the ninth time by Wine & Spirits Magazine.