A youthful future for Napa?

Jaimee Motley of Stony Hill, Napa Valley

The story behind the distinctive new regime at Stony Hill, Heitz and a host of other important properties. New Stony Hill winemaker Jaimee Motley is pictured above.

At the end of last year, just before Christmas, it was announced that Napa Valley’s emblematic Stony Hill winery and vineyards had been sold (see some background in The story of California Chardonnay – part 1). The sale came as a surprise to the wine community as it was the second time in just over two years that the property changed hands. In August 2018, its founders and then-owners, the McCrea family...