Matt Taylor, 35
Winemaker/Farmer, Reuling Vineyard and Front Porch Farm, Forestville, CA
The former winemaker and vineyard manager at Araujo Estate, in 2011 Taylor moved over to Reuling Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, a longtime source of sought-after Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for Aubert and Peter Michael. His love of Pinot began at Joseph Swan in 2000, followed by a stint at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy, where he also took to biodynamic farming. Taylor also oversees the biodynamic Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg and has had his own label, Taylor Cellars, since 2006.