The 2022 Slow Wine guide USA has awarded Raft Wines the following distinction:


(Symbol awarded to wineries whose bottles are good value for money)

and the Madera Jonquille Viognier 2020 has been awarded the TOP WINE – EVERYDAY WINE PRIZE

(Top Wines that offer also excellent value for money with a retail price of $ 30 or under)

The 2022 Slow Wine Guide USA reviews 275 of the best wineries from California, Oregon, Washington and New York. We’re happy and proud to announce that a US publisher, Goff Books, has embraced our project and decided to publish it under their name. This is a great acknowledgement for a publication which started off as an off-spin to the Italian version and is now quickly gaining recognition within the international wine world.

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Writer Alisha Sommer wrote an article about being a mother (or potential mother) in the wine industry, and the challenges it presents. We’re excited to have a little quote and to be included.
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Page & Pairing, a quarterly email blast about wine, books and food pairings, is kicking off summer with this feature on Women Winemakers! Sign up for their mailing list for great features of new books and wines.

Read the guide here!


In December, Jennifer was featured on a panel of Sonoma County local leaders and business owners, hosted by the Charles Schulz Museum. They have shared the panel for those who were not able to watch it live. Watch (or listen) as we discuss being women in each respective industries – there’s lots of amazing insights from the other panelists. Thank you Charles Schulz Museum for having us!


We love VinePair for all things industry related. But even if you’re not in the industry, we hope you’ll read this in depth interview Jennifer had with journalist Erica McGrady about her journey as a winemaker, why she makes what she makes, and the future of Raft Wines! Thank you VinePair and Erica for telling our story.

Find the article HERE

We’re thrilled to announce 95 points to the Weed Farms Syrah and 88 points to our Grist Vineyard Syrah from Wine & Spirits Magazine. Look for the whole review in the January magazine or online at Wine & Spirits!

Friend of Raft Wines, Amber Lucas, wrote this insightful piece of the Millennial and Generation Z involvement in the wine industry, and what it means for the future of wine for the Wine Enthusiast. Jennifer is featured via a quote and it’s a great read! Find the whole article HERE.

Bruce Cole, editor of Edible San Francisco wrote some very kind words about a Raft Wines staple wine – our Weed Farms Syrah. Read HERE to see what he has to say!

Thanks to Daedalus Howell for a little Raft Wines shout in The Bohemian! This article lists some great places to eat and drink on the Sonoma Coast. Find it HERE!


Jennifer was visited in the cellar by long time blogger Ken Zinns. Check out what he had to say HERE!


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